36" x 24"
Oil/Acrylic on Lauan
Artist Statement: Whether they are friends, acquaintances or complete strangers, the subjects of Janice Rago’s portraits hold an intriguing quality. She has been capturing that quality for the past 10 years using oil as her medium, thoughtfully refining her technique. Focusing on human expression, she often leaves elements of the figures incomplete and up to the viewer’s imagination. In recent works she has been exploring the use of mixed media and exaggerating background textures to create dramatic compositions. Janice has a fascination for the bohemian lifestyle, and her paintings pay tribute to the idea of life circulating around music, art, fashion, and creativity.