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Sarah Rakes

Sarah Rakes is a self-taught artist who challenges a more established type of naive painting. Strong, bright, layered colors are the primary means of communication in her paintings and sculptures, with lines and patterns used as the symbols. The frames are handmade and painted. Imagery in the paintings is often the narrative. Born in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains in 1955, Sarah Rakes has always lived in a rural environment.
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Painting (14-works)
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Sarah  Rakes Quiet Kingdon_ Sarah Rakes_ painting_ acrylic_ outsider art
Quiet Kingdom
20.625 x 26.625 in
 
Sarah  Rakes Red State Fair Zinnias
Red State Fair Zinnias
9 x 9 in
 
Sarah  Rakes Black Cats by the River_ Sarah Rakes_ painting_ acrylic
Black Cats by the River
9.5 x 9.5 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Long Brown House Cat
Long Brown House Cat
8.75 x 12.75 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Lunar Infants and New Crops
Lunar Infants and New Crops
9 x 9 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Mr Handsome
Mr. Handsome
16.5 x 34.75 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Pears _ Black Birds
Pears & Black Birds
12.5 x 8.5 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Pears in a Wild Garden
Pears in a Wild Garden
12.5 x 8.5 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Queen Pondfish
Queen Pondfish
16.5 x 34.50 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Red State Fair Zinnias on a Table Top
Red State Fair Zinnias on a Table Top
9 x 9 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Rooster in the Chicken Yard
Rooster in the Chicken Yard
20.5 x 20.5 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Summer Afternoon on a Table Top
Summer Afternoon on a Table Top
29.5 x 23.5 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Summer Ranunculus on a Table Top
Summer Ranunculus on a Table Top
9.25 x 9.25 in
SOLD
 
Sarah  Rakes Sunflowers in a Red Room
Sunflowers in a Red Room
20.5 x 20.5 in
SOLD
 
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Pastel (1-work)
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Sarah  Rakes Spotted House Cat
Spotted House Cat
19 x 21.5 in
SOLD
 
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Sarah  Rakes

Sarah Rakes

Sarah Rakes Biography

Sarah Rakes is a self-taught artist who challenges a more established type of naive painting. Strong, bright, layered colors are the primary means of communication in her paintings and sculptures, with lines and patterns used as the symbols. The frames are handmade and painted. Imagery in the paintings is often the narrative. Born in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains in 1955, Sarah Rakes has always lived in a rural environment.

When she was eight, the Nelson Rockefeller “Artmobile” visited her school, which was her first exposure to art. From that point, Rakes knew she would be an artist. Her early media were crayons, acrylic on wood, oil pastels, gouache, and other mixed media. Continuing to educate herself about art, she visits museums, reads, and studies. Rakes lives in an isolated area of Georgia and her work reflects this. Away from the mainstream, she has developed an artistic style that is truly her own.

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