Archive for July, 2011

26
Jul
11

British artist Colin Kent at Red Rag Gallery

'House by the Sea' by Colin Kent RI

British artist Colin Kent at Red Rag

Red Rag have announced that British artist Colin Kent is to show at the gallery. Kent is an artist member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and was born in London in 1934. He studied painting and architecture at Walthamstow College of Art, and worked for a number of years as an architect. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute in 1971.

Over the last forty years Colin Kent has produced a remarkable body of work of superb quality. He is a master in combining the use of ink and gouache in conjunction with watercolour to achieve a textured and delicate tonal effect in his paintings. The sea and coastal locations have been a constant inspiration for Colin and he especially loves the locations of East Anglia. But his paintings are much more about capturing the atmosphere of a place and finding locations where solitude predominates and natural forms have softened the evidence of man. His art works display great sense of atmosphere and are often stark and haunting. He has the ability to successfully create feelings of isolation without loneliness or melancholy.

Speaking about his paintings Colin Kent says: ‘It is definitely a Romantic thing with me. I find people love lonely places and and the people who buy my art work are romantics too. I am drawn to desolate places often with crumbled down buildings. I try to keep on experimenting, and the more I use mixed media, the more I experiment. I choose a subject and then treat it in a modern way. I am always looking for different things to paint which present a challenge, hence the variety in my subject matter.’

In additon to Red Rag gallery Colin Kent paintings have been exhibited at: the Royal Institute; the Academy; the Guildhall; Royal West of England Academy and at a number of leading British and American art galleries. For further details email the gallery or

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

Red Rag Modern Art – specialist British Art Gallery featuring British Art , Scottish Art , Irish Art , Limited Edition Prints and Art Prints

24
Jul
11

Art Prints by David Inshaw

David Inshaw 'Badminton Game'

Art print from Global Art Prints

David Inshaw paints, etches and draws. He is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and studied painting at the Beckenham School of Art from 1959 to 1963 followed by three years at the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1964 was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study and live in Paris for six months. He received a fellowship in art at Trinity College, Cambridge and since 1977 has worked full time as a painte. During the 1970s Inshaw was a member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists exhibiting alongside Peter Blake and Graham Ovenden. He left the group in 1983.

David Inshaw stimulus has always been people and places. Reading Thomas Hardy had a decisive impact on the direction of his paintings, and led to a series of ambitious landscape compositions based on the countryside in Wiltshire, England. Global Art Prints have a portfolio of Inshaw’s limited edition prints and art prints including his iconic Badminton Game which was originally titled after a poem by Thomas Hardy and is one of a number limited edition prints influenced by the landscape of Wiltshire. Inshaw has written ‘my main aim was to produce a picture that held a moment in time, but unlike a photograph, which only records an event. I thought a painting could give a more universal, deeper meaning to that moment by composing one instant from lots of different unrelated moments.’ He has written of ‘the mystery and wonder I felt all around me in this magic place’.

A book on life and work of David Inshaw titled: ‘David Inshaw: Between Fantasy and Reality’ has been written by Andrew Lambirth and is published by Tabrett’s Publishers

Red Rag Modern Art – specialist British Art Gallery
featuring British Art , Scottish Art , Irish Art , Limited Edition Prints and

Art Prints

21
Jul
11

Art prints and Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition print 'Dancing Queens' by Adam Barsby

Limited Edition Print News

Global Art Prints has just released four new limited edition prints from successful British artist Adam Barsby. Barsby who has been painting professionally since the mid 1990’s studied and graduated at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. Since then he has exhibited at many prestigious UK art galleries producing many highly sought after original paintings which have been reproduced as a range of limited editions prints and original silkscreen prints.

Adam Barsby art prints display his unique view of the world captured by the use of simplified stylised images and rich colours. Inspiration for Barsby’s art work and limited edition prints comes from many sources. The latest art prints are situational observations capturing the fun and movement of three party loving girls in exaggerated poses. There are four new Limited Edition Prints now available from Global Art Prints. They are all produced on canvas and the edition series is limited to 95.

Red Rag Modern Art – specialist British Art Gallery featuring British Art , Scottish Art , Irish Art , Limited Edition Prints and Art Prints




Welcome to the Red Rag Art News Blog