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Gail Backus
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • A New Beginning
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    A New Beginning

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Anything Goes
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Anything Goes

    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Autumn
Acrylic on Yupo Paper
25" x 19.5" 

    Autumn

    Acrylic on Yupo Paper
    25" x 19.5"
  • Autumn Dance
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Autumn Dance

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Beyond the Reach of Words
Acrylic on Yupo Paper
26" x 20" 

    Beyond the Reach of Words

    Acrylic on Yupo Paper
    26" x 20"
  • Chinatown
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Chinatown

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Harmony
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Harmony

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Keep Calm
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Keep Calm

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • Looking In
Acrylic on Yupo Paper
13" x 12" 

    Looking In

    Acrylic on Yupo Paper
    13" x 12"
  • Northern Lights
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30" 

    Northern Lights

    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 30"
  • Refraction
Mixed Media on Canvas
30" x 36" 

    Refraction

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 36"
  • Sands of Time
Mixed Media on Canvas
36" x 30" 

    Sands of Time

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 30"
  • Snow in the Mountains
Acrylic on Yupo Paper
12" x 10" 

    Snow in the Mountains

    Acrylic on Yupo Paper
    12" x 10"
  • Spring Melt
Mixed Media on Canvas
24" x 24" 

    Spring Melt

    Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
  • The Tangled Garden
Acrylic on Yupo Paper
26" x 20" 

    The Tangled Garden

    Acrylic on Yupo Paper
    26" x 20"
  • Through the Curtains
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 16" 

    Through the Curtains

    Acrylic on Canvas
    16" x 16"
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Gail Backus

Gail Backus' non-objective art is the proverbial beckoning forefinger, teasing the viewer into the acrylic or watercolor. Is that claret form a mountainscape behind a lake? Perhaps . . . come and see. Sometimes the title is an indication: Snow in the Mountains (2016). Sometimes the invitation is much more open-ended as with New Beginning (2019). Either way, you are drawn in.

Improvising with contour and shape, she searches for the next original image to express a feeling, a moment, or an idea that will refresh. Backus recruits the natural world into her work, leaning into Arcadian subject matter available in her home region of Ontario. "My paintings are haikus to the beauty of nature." Her other canvas and Yupo paintings also feature texturized and multi-media work. Artist collectives and galleries in Toronto sell her unique, particle-fine, interpretational paint-work as fabric printed tunics and kimonos.

Featured in juried art shows on multiple continents, Backus took second place among 32 nations and regions in the Aichi, Japan Triennale. In 2017, she was a featured artist at the Visual Arts Mississauga. Numerous other juried shows have featured her artwork, including the Society of Canadian Artists’ international juried exhibition. Backus is an established and involved figure in the Canadian national and Ontario regional art community belonging to eleven professional collectives, institutes, or societies. Trained in the Fine Arts (B.A., York University), she is also an educator (B.Ed., Art Specialist, York). She belongs to the Ontario College of Teachers and the Canadian Federation of University Women.