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31
Oct
11

British Art: New Exhibition at Red Rag

Ken Howard RA 'Venetian Interior'

The latest show at Red Rag features a number of British Artists who are members of the New English Artist Club (NEAC). The NEAC has existed for over 125 years and has seen many Royal Academy artists as members over the years. This tradition continues today with leading British artists such as
Ken Howard being a NEAC member.

The Red Rag exhibition continues until 6 November and includes art works from NEAC members David Cobley, Ken Howard, Charles Hardaker, Andrew Macara, William Selby

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29
Aug
11

Scottish artist: Jane Cruickshank solo show at Red Rag

OUT OF THE ORDINARY: Jane Cruickshank solo exhibition

Scottish Art: Contemporary Paintings by Jane Cruickshank

The latest exhibition at Red Rag Gallery features Scottish artist Jane Cruickshank who is gaining a reputation for her luminous fine art still life and figure painting; a reputation that will no doubt be enhanced by this remarkable solo exhibition, which is now open at the Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

Paintings from Jane have been a regularly shown at the gallery for the last five years but this is her first solo exhibition with Red Rag. It focuses on her still life work and includes delicately defined paintings of vessels of different materials (ceramic, metallic), household items (such as scissors), fruit and books – in each case helping us to see how the ordinary and the day-to-day reveal the extraordinary as we take time to observe them.

Although this exhibition will concentrate on Jane’s still life work, her initial interest was in painting figures – during her studies she concentrated on producing representational figures placed in large minimal spaces to evoke a sense of isolation and vulnerability. She is fascinated with the play and effects of light and shadow on a figure or object and creating a strong presence within a space. She says, “I started painting the figure while at Art College, mainly self-portraits or members of the family usually on large canvases with the figure placed off centre to create an image of vulnerability. Pattern and surface is a tool that I use to explore how the dominance of appearance manipulates the identity.”

Her paintings have all the quality and depth associated with her principal medium of oils, successfully combining intense realism with a luminescence and clarity that give them a very contemporary feel. Her work is immediately accessible. Red Rag Gallery Manager, Carole Teagle comments, “We are delighted to host this fascinating solo show by Jane Cruickshank. There is a gentleness and peace to Jane’s still life paintings that gives them an enduring quality and causes us to take time to ponder and reflect, a precious offering of stability at a time of fast movement and change.”

NOTES Jane Cruickshank BA (Hons), MA (b. 1976, Speyside) studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 1994-99. She was commended in the Coopers and Lybrand Competition (1996); won a John Kinross Scholarship to Florence (1997), awarded by the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh; and won the James Torrance Memorial Award from the Royal Glasgow Institute (1998). She has exhibited extensively, particularly in Scottish Art Galleries where she has already presented a number of solo exhibitions.

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15
Aug
11

Contemporary British Art: Simon Davis RP

'Open' by British artist Simon Davis

Latest Portrait Paintings from Red Rag Gallery

British Art: Contemporary Paintings by Simon Davis RP RBSA

We are delighted to offer new paintings from one of the UK’s leading portrait artists – Simon Davis . Since being appointed to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP) in 2007 and coming the runner-up in the prestigious National Portrait Gallery prize in 2008, there has been a gathering interest and appreciation in Simon’s work. He is known for his distinctive contemporary figurative paintings produced using broad brush techniques to striking effect.

Simon Davis was born in 1968. He studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art. He has been represented by Red Rag British Art Gallery since 2005. In addition to Red Rag Simon Davis art work is also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries

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03
Feb
11

British art

The next British Art show at Red Rag’s Cotswold Gallery is a very British exhibition featuring the paintings of John Lines. Today’s featured image is one of the new art pieces (‘On Late’) which will be included in the forthcoming exhibition.

Demand for John Lines oil paintings and Giclee is always high and we are expecting this latest exhibition to attract plenty of interest and sales. The show takes place from 20 February. For further information please contact the gallery.

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23
Jan
11

British art: Michael Kidd

'Mad Hatters Garden' by Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd is today’s featured British Artist at the Red Rag Gallery.

Michael Kidd was born in London in 1937. He studied at the Royal College of Art in the late 1960s. He worked as an art director in some of London’s leading advertising agencies and spent some years in America. On his return he began directing T.V and cinema commercials in Europe, America and the UK, working, among others, for British Airways, Coca Cola, Lloyds and Barclays Bank, and Ford Motor Company, and won many awards.

Michael returned to painting in 1981 and held his first one man exhibition in 1997, since when he has devoted all his time to painting. All of Michael’s work shows a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. He tends to work on themes – gardens, chateaux, coastal, cities, whatever subject holds his interest. All paintings are acrylic on board.

Paintings by Michael Kidd are available from the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery.

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18
Dec
10

British art at Red Rag – Janet Ledger

'Bed and Breakfast' by Janet Ledger

The gallery has just taken delivery of the perfect Christmas present for anyone who admires the paintings of British artist Janet Ledger.

Born in Northampton in 1934, Janet Ledger studied painting at the Northampton School of Art. her paintings have great appeal and can be found in many public and private collections including the Tate Gallery. In 1985 she was made an honorary citizen of Dallas after a successful exhibition “Best of Britain”. Janet Ledger’s ability to capture the atmosphere and colour of a scene has made her work highly collectable.</p.

Right now we have have two classic paintings from Janet. They are: Bed and Breakfast and Woman Eating Chips . The new paintings are typical of Janet’s art work featuring day to day British scenes of people going about their lives. Both paintings are painted in oils and are available to purchase.

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02
Dec
10

British art: John Lines appoints Red Rag Gallery

'Brussels for Dinner' art print from John Lines

One of the most British of British artists is John Lines. John produces paintings and and Limited Edition Prints of real honesty and integrity. His art works are the result of careful observation and skilful painting. It is little wonder he is in such demand with art groups and art societies across the UK to give art talks.

Red Rag have been showing paintings and Limited Edition prints from John Lines for many years. Now the relationship has been further strengthened with the appointment of Red Rag as agents for John’ art work.

John Lines paintings are distinctive and beautifully painted. His style is very much Modern British and Lines prefers painting in oil and watercolours. As an artist his stated aim is to “Simply paint through honest eyes”. Ample evidence of this approach can be seen in his paintings of British Town and Landscapes subjects.
John Lines paintings are varied. His art captures humour, nostalgia, romance and the beauty of British Countryside and unusually British Urban Life. Lines is equally successful painting landscapes, marine, portrait, transportation or what will in future years be seen as fine, social records of urban life. John travels extensively to find the right British scenes for his paintings. He regularly features Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northampton, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Yorkshire in his contemporary paintings.

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