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11
Jan
10

Scottish contemporary art from Red Rag Gallery

'Hillside Moon' by Scottish artist Georgie Young at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is Georgie Young

Georgie Young is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is inspired by the Scottish landscape. Georgie aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place in her paintings. She seeks to create atmosphere or an unexpected detail rather than reproduce a direct likeness.

Today’s image ‘Hillside Moon’ is typical of Georgie’s contemporary paintings. The painting is full of atmosphere and intrigue and the viewer is drawn into the landscape and a higher place.

Georgie Young paints primarily in acrylic using a bold palette and rich textures. Her paintings are available for Red Rag Gallery. For more details contact + 44 1451 832563.

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04
Aug
09

Contemporary art: British artist David Eustace RBA

Contemporary Art: 'Observing a Small Cloud' by David Eustace RBA

Contemporary Art: 'Observing a Small Cloud' by David Eustace RBA

David Eustace is one of the most creative contemporary British artists. He produces paintings using images that seem to move between conscious and subconscious states whilst maintaining a mixture of wit and mysticism.

David Eustace sees similarlity between paintings like music. Often the artist or composer intends to form a beginning, middle and an end but finds himself drawn off in a slightly different direction to make his creation look or sound ‘right’. It is, he says, a philosophical experience, which is “easier felt than telt.”. Of his art works David Eustace says: “It was only when I stopped working from life that my paintings became my own. For me imagination is the touch stone to explore an inner world of feelings and dreams”.

David Eustace observes the everyday world around him but presents it with an individual style and viewpoint. Subjects are sometimes dislocated from their surroundings or hover lending an air of mystery. There is a three-dimensional dream-like quality to his contemporary art. Painting with acrylic on board David overlays this with a light oil glaze to enhance depth and colours.

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23
Jun
09

British contemporary art: Quirky world of David Eustace

Painting 'On The Prowl' by David Eustace

Painting 'On The Prowl' by David Eustace

Today we experience the quirky world of British artist David Eustace.

Painter David Eustace plays with the viewers of his figurative paintings. He uses images that hover between conscious and subconscious states producing a mixture of wit and mysticism. A musican himself Eustace believes painting is like music. Often the artist or composer intends to form a beginning, middle and an end but finds himself drawn off in a slightly different direction to make his creation look or sound ‘right’. It is, he says, a philosophical experience, which is “easier felt than telt.”

Eustace was born in 1950 and over the years has developed a number of themes to his art works which he employs in a random fashion. If he stays with one theme too long his interest soon wanes.

In his contemporary paintings Eustace observes and then records the day to day world around him presenting it with an individual style and viewpoint. Subjects are sometimes dislocated from their surroundings or hover lending an air of mystery. There is a three-dimensional dream-like quality to his contemporary art. Painting with acrylic on board David overlays this with a light oil glaze to enhance depth and colours.

David Eustace was awarded membership of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2003 and in the same year was the winner of the RBA David Wolfers Memorial Prize. He is represented by Red Rag Gallery

The featured art work ’On the Prowl’ is made up of layers both visually and metaphorically. The prowling cat in the foreground is preceded by a prowling man who appears to be watching a naked woman walking through water on what appears to be the next ‘plane’ or layer of the painting. Beyond the figures a white castle. The painting is full of quirky detail and has an individual style and surreal quality.

Red Rag Gallery – Contemporary British Artists

18
Jun
09

Irish contemporary art – George Callaghan

'Evening Fen' by Irish artist George Callaghan

'Evening Fen' by Irish artist George Callaghan

Today’s featured Irish Artist is George Callaghan. George was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1941. He left school at 15 to work 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. He then left for London before continuing his career working in Australia for a number of leading advertising agencies. At the age of 32 he then moved to the Australian Island State of Tasmania where he has lived for the last 27 years.

The move to Tasmania prompted a major change in Callaghan’s career. He set up an art studio and also started making musical instruments. He now enjoys the reputation of being Australia’s leading Harp maker and a leading exponent of the Celtic Harp. However, it is Callaghan’s paintings that have created consistent interest over the years. His paintings whether in Acrylic, Oil or Pastel all exude a certain quirkiness and narrative with his native Northern Ireland roots very evident.

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