Gail Sauter, CA

Sauter, CA
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I love to capture moments in which people are enjoying themselves, doing what they do, as they go about their everyday lives. Layering thick paint, rich colors and gestural brush work, I add a touch of whimsy as I explore their relationships, read their body language, and imagine who they might be. My work is triggered by direct observation, but the paintings are developed from visual memories — not the depiction of what I see, but, rather, the after-image that remains in my mind's eye. This distillation process allows me to move freely between observation, memory and invention, to expand my original experience, and to create a familiar, yet untold, story.

Selected Works