Archive for May, 2009

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May
09

Scottish Contemporary Art: Artist – Louis McNally

Scottish Art: Louis McNally 'Stornaway Harbour'

Scottish Art: Louis McNally 'Stornaway Harbour'

Sold this morning – painting by Scottish Contemporary Artist Louis McNally

The title of the painting is ‘Harbour Scene, Stornaway’

’Harbour Scene, Stornaway’ shows a small Scottish fishing village on what is probably Sunday, the day of rest. All the fishing boats are moored and everything at ground level appears still and quiet. The movement and light and shade come from Louis McNally’s depiction of the sky. A tall church spire draws our gaze upwards to the turmoil of clouds above, casting their shadows down on the multi-coloured houses and fishing boats.

Red Rag Gallery represents Scottish artist Louis McNally. To see more of McNally’s art works following this link: Louis McNally Paintings

29
May
09

British Artist: Simon Davis New Contemporary Paintings

British Art: Painting 'Mackerel' by Simon Davis

British Art: Painting 'Mackerel' by Simon Davis

British Art: Contemporary Paintings by Simon Davis RP RBSA

Simon Davis was born in 1968. He studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art.

Simon Davis exhibits at modern British art galleries where his contemporary figurative paintings using bold, broad brush techniques are increasingly attracting collectors who appreciate his individual style and subject matter.

In 2007 Davis was appointed to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP) and in 2008 was runner-up in the prestigious National Portrait Gallery BP prize

Simon Davis is represented by Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery. In addition to Red Rag Simon Davis art work is also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries

27
May
09

Scottish artist Archie Dunbar McIntosh

'Table Top' painting by Scottish artist Archie Dunbar McIntosh

'Table Top' painting by Scottish artist Archie Dunbar McIntosh

Today we are photographing new paintings from Scottish artist – Archie Dunbar McIntosh
for our upcoming Scottish art show

Archie Dunbar McIntosh was born in Glasgow in 1936.He studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1953 to 1957.

Archie Dunbar McIntosh paintings have regularly featured in exhibitions worldwide. They are also in the public art collections of: The Scottish Arts Council; Glasgow Museum & Art Gallery; Edinburgh City Council; and Argyle Education Authority. Archie’s paintings are also held in many corporate and private art collections.

24
May
09

Scottish art – Iain Faulkner Limited Edition Prints

Lake Como by Scottish artist Iain Faulkner

Lake Como by Scottish artist Iain Faulkner

Lake Como is a great location. And, it is place favoured by one of the leading Scottish artistsIain Faulkner

Iain Faulkner’s paintings contain strong and powerful images relying on visual impact as there is rarely any narrative. His paintings capture calm and contemplative moments, intimate exchanges, solitude, and sometimes melancholy

Whilst a male character physically identical to Iain Faulkner appears in many of his limited edition prints, the prints are not self-portraits in the traditional sense. Rather they are prints in which Faulkner is the actor. The scenes in which Faulkner’s character are portrayed take place in various possible worlds, timeless alternate universes where past and present, fact and fiction are intertwined. Each limited edition print is interesting for its own sake, for the endless and open narrative one can weave from the single image Faulkner constructs

21
May
09

British Beach Life

British Artist Stephen Brown - Football Match, Sidmouth

British Artist Stephen Brown - Football Match, Sidmouth

This week I have been on holiday – touring the West of England and visiting as many art contemporary galleries as possible in Devon.

So what was my favourite artist? It was Stephen Brown who produces wonderful contemporary oil paintings and Limited Edition Prints of Devon landscapes and seascapes.

Stephen Brown was born in British County of Somerset in 1947. He studied contemporary art at the Somerset College of Art and later worked alongside artist Patrick Larking RP ROI. As a result Stephen came to admire and respect such artists as Sickert, George Clausen and Augustus John, all of whom had taught and befriended Larking while he was studying at the Royal Academy of Art

Stephen Brown is an elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). This was after a recommendation from Ken Howard, an admirer of Stephen Brown’s contemporary paintings.

10
May
09

Snow and Sun from British artist Andrew Macara

Painting by British artist: Andrew Macara

Painting by British artist: Andrew Macara

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944.

Although Andrew Macara studied contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall he considers himself a self taught artist. Today Macara has one of the most distinctive styles of the present day contemporary British Artists and has enjoyed considerable success

Andrew Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings from around the world. But his native Derbyshire continues to feature in many paintings – particularly the more recent Winter scenes

Andrew Macara is now established as a very collectible contemporary figurative artist. He is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1981. His contemporary paintings are always in demand and much sought after

Andrew Macara art works are also available at Red Rag as Limited Edition Prints. Select this Red Rag Gallery link to view Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints

08
May
09

Irish art – oil painting by Brian Smyth

Irish art: Painting by Brian Smyth

Irish art: Painting by Brian Smyth

Today Red Rag is featuring Irish Art from one of the many talented Irish artists – Brian Smyth

Brian Smyth was born in 1967. He studied art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, graduating in 1995 with an honours degree in Art & Design. Smyth
specialised in painting at art college and also studied other various art subjects including multi-media, print, video and photography

Brian Smyth contemporary paintings capture the very essence of subjects. He is equally successful in his treatment of portraits, crowd scenes or café society. Smyth is a master in creating a sense of time and place in his paintings and leaves the viewer with an enduring and distant image on which to contemplate

Today’s featured painting is ‘Sunlight in the Garden’ by Brian Smyth




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