Archive for the 'Irish Art' Category

20
Mar
10

Irish art: Brian Smyth at Red Rag Gallery

'Between the Acts' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

Today we feature another Irish Artist who is participating in the latest Red Rag art exhibition.

Brian Smyth was born in 1967. He studied art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, graduating in 1995 with an honours degree in Art & Design. Although Brian specialised in painting at college he also studied other various art subjects including multi-media, print, video and photography.

Brian Smyth paintings capture the very essence of his subjects. He is equally successful in his treatment of portraits, crowd scenes or café society. Smyth is a master in creating a sense of time and place in his paintings and leaves the viewer with an enduring and distant image on which to contemplate.

Brian Smyth paintings have been shown at many leading Irish Art Galleries . The featured painting ‘Between the Acts’ from Brian Smyth is a thoughtful composition with great use of light and shade. It can be viewed at the Red Rag Irish Art exhibition until 28 March.

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19
Mar
10

Irish art: artist Val Byrne at Red Rag Gallery

Irish art: Ardgroom Village by Val Byrne

Our Irish Art Exhibition continues. This is a mixed art show with several present day Irish Artists participating.

Today’s featured artist from the show is Val Byrne

Val Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1936 . He studied Art and Architecture at University College Dubin (UCD) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Val’s passion and understanding for architecture is evident in his paintings. Because of his background Val has a particular interest in the urban landscape of Ireland. Most of Byrne’s contemporary paintings record Irish scenes of the 20th and 21st Century with an emphasis on harbours and boats and a mixture of domestic and residential buildings

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14
Mar
10

Irish Art Show at Red Rag Gallery

'Le Lot Harvest' by Irish artist George Callaghan

Today is the start of the latest art show at Red Rag Gallery – The Irish Art Exhibition. It is a mixed art exhibition featuring a number of Irish Artists.

<pToday’s featured artist from the show is George Callaghan

George Callaghan was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1941. He 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.

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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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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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23
Aug
09

Irish art: artist Brian Smyth

Painting 'Street in Lucca' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

Painting 'Street in Lucca' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

Today’s update features a contemporary painting from the next art show at Red Rag. It is titled ‘Street in Lucca’ and is painted by Irish artist – Brian Smyth

Brian Smyth is a painter who records atmosphere with ease. His paintings capture the very essence of his subjects. He is particularly successful in his treatment of crowd scenes or café society.

‘Street In Lucca’ is typical of Brian’s style. It is an oil painting with strong shadowing – people wondering and rushing about the street sucessfully captures and creates a sense of theatre and atmosphere

This painting will be featuring in the next art exhibition at Red Rag Gallery. The show is titled ‘Street Life’ and is a mixed exhibition of scenes inspired by streets across the globe. /p>

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13
Aug
09

Irish Art: artist Anji Allen

Painting by Irish artist Anji Allen

Painting by Irish artist Anji Allen

Today’s artist is Irish born Anji Allen who was born in Galway. She now lives in England and has been producing contemporary art for a number of years. There are many influences on Anji’s art work including those of the St Ives artists in Cornwall where she spent time

Anji Allen has developed a specific and recognisable style of contemporary art. She builds her art works with layer upon layer of paint producing very textural paintings which are reworked and scraped back as she marks and draws lines into the paint. Paintings are limited calm neutral colours of pale green, dark brown, creams and golds

Anji Allen says of her paintings: “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.”

Red Rag Gallery – Contemporary Irish Art and Artists




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