Archive for September, 2009

29
Sep
09

British art: artist Mike Bernard

Cornish art - Polperro Harbour by Mike Bernard

Cornish art - Polperro Harbour by Mike Bernard

Today’s Red Rag update features a view of the Cornish fishing village of Polperro. It is an interesting piece of British Art from leading British artist Mike Bernard.

Mike Bernard produces highly textured semi-abstract paintings. He often uses mixed media incorporating both collage and acrylics. Regular subjects for Mike Bernard include coastal and street scenes of the British Sea and Countryside and Italy. Mike says: “What attracts me most is the pattern of buildings, boats and similar features in a scene. I build a painting by putting in blocks of colour to develop a pattern which is pleasing to my eye in colours which are harmonious, bringing in feelings of spontaneity, freshness and freedom.”

Mike Bernard paintings are available from the Red Rag Gallery in Bath

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21
Sep
09

Modern art: british artist Peter Burgess

Modern Art - Peter Burgess

Modern Art - Peter Burgess

We are starting the week by featuring the art work of a new British artist at Red Rag. He is Peter Burgess who studied at Wimbledon Art School and then the Royal Academy School.

Peter produces superb contemporary paintings of still life and marine related subjects. The use of strong colour is a recurring theme in Peter’s paintings. Today’s featured image is ‘Objects on the Beach’ a wonderfully uplifting image.

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16
Sep
09

New York painting by David Farren

British art: artist David Farren

British art: artist David Farren

The gallery has just received another wonderful painting from British Artist David Farren

David uses expressive brushwork and colour to represent the energy and movement of the urban landscape, providing a snapshot of everyday life. His aim is to capture the ambience and individuality of cities from a street level, concentrating on the people as they go about their daily lives.

Farren just loves New York of which he says: “Since visiting New York for the first time in 2000, I have found a real passion for depicting urban day-to-day scenes and trying to capture the energy and drama of city life. I was overwhelmed by its scale and vibrancy and have returned several times since to express the different moods of the city in paint. I also have a great fondness for European cities with their mixture of old and new architecture. I like to concentrate on the people as they go about their everyday business and try to capture moments of everyday life.”

Today’s post is ‘Manhattan Crossing’ and it demonstrates the passion and observational skills which David Farren has for New York. The paintings is an oil measuring 16 x 39 inches.

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11
Sep
09

Contemporary art from British artist David Inshaw

Contemporary art - 'Storm over Silbury Hill by David Inshaw

Contemporary art - 'Storm over Silbury Hill by David Inshaw

Eight new limited edition prints have just been released by leading British artist David Inshaw. All the new art prints are listed on the Red Rag website including today’s featured image Storm Over Silbury Hill.

David Inshaw studied painting at Beckenham School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools under Peter Greenham. He then went on to study in Paris for six months under a French Government scholarship.

Inshaw is known for the powerful intensity of his English landscape paintings and limited edition art prints. His art works are mainly oil paintings (often of significant size), etchings, drawings and photography. He has paintings in many private and public art collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, City of Bristol Art Gallery & Museum, the Department of the Environment, Devizes Museum, Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery and is well represented in the Tate Gallery’s art collection. David Inshaw first caught the public imagination in 1972 with his painting ‘ The Badmington Game

To see more about British Artist David Inshaw – click here

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05
Sep
09

Latest Red Rag Gallery Art Exhibition: ‘Street Life’

'On The Square' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

'On The Square' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

This weekend we open our latest art exhibition – ‘Street Life’. This is a mixed art show featuring contemporary British Art, Scottish Art and Irish Art.

The art show is a window on the world with street scenes from across the globe including Havana, London, New York and Paris. Today’s featured contemporary painting is ‘On The Square’ from Irish artist Brian Smyth.

The art show runs until 19 September. Red Rag Gallery is open every day from 10:00

For further information:

CONTACT RED RAG NOW on 01451 832563 or outside UK + 44 1451 832563

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03
Sep
09

Irish art: artist Anji Allen

'Friednship II' by Irish artist Anji Allen

'Friendship II' by Irish artist Anji Allen

We have just received new paintings from Irish born artist Anji Allen who was born in Galway. They are just wonderfully textural pieces with a sense of calm and balence.

The featured painting is ‘Friendship II’. Anji produced the art piece with layer upon layer of paint which are reworked and scraped back as she marks and draws lines into the paint. The colours in Allen’s paintings are limited to relaxing neutral colours of pale green, dark brown, creams and golds

Anji Allen says of her art work: “My paintings are an emotional response to memory, reminding me of people and places, of times spent with friends and family, chatting over a cup of tea or coffee. The cup taking on a symbolic personal statement each having its own personality and narrative. The pleasure and joy is in the mark making the layering and application of paint. The construction of the forms are intuitive and not contrived, flowing as if in conversation.”

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