Archive for December, 2009

28
Dec
09

Irish art: artist George Callaghan at Red Rag Gallery

'Robi Hood's Bay, Snowy Morning' by Irish artist George Callaghan at Red Rag

Today’s featured Irish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is George Callaghan

George Callaghan was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1941. George left school at 15 to work at Nicholson and Bass as an apprentice Commercial Artist. A year later he commenced studying Art at the Belfast College of Art on a Scholarship.

After studing at Belfast College of Art George started work in Dublin as a designer. Callaghan then left for London before continuing this career for a number of years working in Australia for a number of leading advertising agencies as an Art Director.

At the age of 32 he then moved to the Australian Island State of Tasmania where he has lived for the last 27 years. In this time he has been recognised as one of the States leading Artists. He also enjoys the reputation of being Australia’s leading Harp maker and a leading exponent of the Celtic Harp. The recordings of his harp music include two compact discs, Traditional Airs, and Rhyme and Reason along with several cassettes.

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19
Dec
09

British art: artist Andrew Macara at Red Rag Gallery

British art: 'Mountain Tops' by artist Andrew Macara at Red Rag Gallery

Andrew Macara is today’s featured British Artist at the Red Rag Gallery.

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. He is primarily a self taught artist although he did study contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting.

Today Macara has one of the most distinctive styles of present day British Artists and has enjoyed considerable success. Macara was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1981. Then in 1984 Andrew was elected to the New English Art Club – a society which includes artists: David Cobley, Charles Hardaker, Ken Howard, Karolina Larusdottir and William Selby

Andrew Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings from around the world. Today’s featured painting ‘Mountain Shadow’ was completed in Tignes, France. Macara’s snow scenes are distinctive because of his skilled treatment of light and shade. Long blue-grey shadows capture each snow scene perfectly. He looks for colour and movement and manages to convey a sense of life in his paintings. ‘Mountain Shadow’ shows the grandeur of the French Alps and the exuberance of the skiers who seem to be flying down the ski slope. Macara contrasts their bright red ski suits and the vivid blue sky with the white shadowed snow.

Paintings by Andrew Macara are available from Red Rag British Art Gallery together with Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints .

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18
Dec
09

Scottish art: artist Helen Wilson at Red Rag Bath Modern Art Gallery

'Nutcracker Rehearsal' by Helen Wilson at Red Rag Gallery

Helen Wilson is today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery.

Helen Wilson was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in 1954. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and at Hospitalfield Art centre. During this time she was awarded the Robert Hart Bursary and Governor’s Prize, Hospitalfield; a Travelling Scholarship (Italy and Yugoslavia); the WO Hutcheson Prize for Drawing; the Postgraduate Studies Award, Glasgow School of Art; and the John and Mabel Craig Award.

Artists David Hockney and Chagall were strong influences during Helen Wilson’s time at the Glasgow School of Art. She has always liked the art work Degas and admires Sickert, Giotto and the Italian Masters. Her greatest influence was Scottish artist Charles MacQueen from her days in the Art Department of her school in Paisley.

Helen Wilson completed the featured painting recently at rehearsals for the Scottish Ballet. This year is the Scottish Ballet’s 40th anniversary and the current production is the Nutcracker. Helen Wilson excels at capturing the breathtaking beauty of Scottish Ballet on stage as well as the sweat and sheer dedication behind the scenes.

Helen Wilson is a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters (RSW). Her paintings are in various private and public art collections including: Glasgow Art Gallery, Kelvingrove, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Scottish Arts Council, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians.

Paintings by Helen Wilson are available from Red Rag Bath Modern Art Gallery

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15
Dec
09

British art: artist David Atkins at Red Rag Bath Art Gallery

'New York Morning' by David Atkins at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Modern British Artist at the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery is David Atkins

David Atkins was born in Greenwich in 1964. He studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London and later at Winchester School of Art.

Today David Atkins has established himself as an evocative painter of landscapes and urban scenes. His Landscape paintings and Architectural and Urban paintings are characterised by the use of broad brush and colour creating bold and clear vistas of the city and landscape. He is particularly drawn to scenes of dawn and sunset and is an honest observer of the world around us.

David Atkins is an artist who excels at capturing the magic and majesty of the landscape or urban vista. His strong and confident brushwork successfully records the essence of his subjects be they landscape or urban cityscapes. Atkins produces highly textural oil paintings full of light, shade and atmosphere.

David Atkins paintings are available from the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. For further information please contact the gallery.

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14
Dec
09

Scottish art: artist Joe Hargan at Red Rag Gallery

'The Old Burger' by Joe Hargan at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is Joe Hargan

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow, 1952. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under Danny Ferguson James Robertson and David Donaldson.

Joe Hargan has exhibited regularly his contemporary paintings since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolor Society & National Portrait Gallery.

Contemporary paintings by Joe Hargan of the renowned character ‘Sniffy’ have featured in many of his paintings and are now collected by art lovers worldwide. In the post we feature a Sniffy painting titled ‘The Old Burger’. Over the years Hargan has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent.

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12
Dec
09

Modern art: artist Katty McMurray at Bath Art Gallery

Modern Art: British artist Katty McMurray

Today’s featured Modern British Artist at the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery is Katty McMurray

Katty McMurray was born in London in 1970. She studied art at the Chelsea School of Art graduating in 1991.

Katty McMurray has always been a keen traveller. As a result many of her contemporary paintings of places such as Zanzibar, China, India, Italy and many parts of England and Scotland have been inspired by her travels. Katty’s modern art work stems from her love of drawing. While away on location, she spends her time sketching; quickly and often using a single line, she records her immediate impressions of a place. On returning to her art studio, these drawings are used as a base for her larger paintings in oil on canvas, keeping the strong lines and using colours to recreate the atmosphere of the particular place.

Today Katty McMurray has established herself as a successful artist who produces paintings in a distinctive naïve style. Her contemporary art works are now much in demand and Katty has an enthusiastic following for her paintings both in the UK and abroad.

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08
Dec
09

Bath Art Gallery

Red Rag Art Gallery in Bath

Today’s image features the newest Red Rag Gallery in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath. Situated between two of Bath’s major landmarks – the Royal Crescent and The Circus the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery is easy to find
and is an ideal venue to view Modern Art. There is always a great display of art works from today’s contemporary Artists

The Red Rag Bath Art Gallery is open seven days a week from 10:00 each day.

Bath Art Gallery

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