Archive for the 'Modern Art' Category

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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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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07
Dec
10

Oil painting art show

Oil painting by Jeremy Barlow

The annual art exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, opens at the Mall Galleries in London on Wednesday 8 December and continues until Sunday 19 December. It is the only major British art society that is devoted exclusively to oil painting. The show features a wide variety of contemporary landscape, figurative and still life paintings by emerging and established artists working in oil today.

A number of the artists who show at Red Rag Gallery have had art work exhibited at the ROI. These include Jeremy Barlow, George Devlin and Bruce Yardley

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17
Oct
10

Cornish Art in Bath

'Sea Pinks' by Cornish artist Amanda Hoskin

The paintings of successful Cornish based British Artist Amanda Hoskin are now on show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. Amanda Hoskin is known for her evocative and atmospheric Landscape paintings of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Over the past few years Amanda Hoskin has emerged as a leading exponent of Cornish landscape painting. She knows her subject well. Her paintings of Cornish coastlines are developed as a result of many hours spent walking the coast and observing the lovely rich landscape. Her long term physical engagement with this enchanting environment provides her with a depth of knowledge which is both intellectually succinct and emotionally fluent. What you see in a painting by Amanda is her vision of her journey and this is not the vision of a visitor, it is the vision of a native of this landscape.

In addition to Red Rag Amanda Hoskin has exhibited her paintings at a number of British Art Galleries but this is the first time her art work have featured at any of the art galleries in Bath .

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15
Jul
10

New artist at Red Rag Bath Gallery

David Barnes - Blue Door

Red Rag has just introduced the paintings of David Barnes at the Bath art gallery in Brock Street.

David Barnes was born in Africa and has become a full time artist relatively recently after a career in the commercial world. He qualified as a chartered accountant and spent most of his working life in professional practice. In his forties David took an Open University degree in history and economics. He then worked for several years as a tutor for the Open University, running seminars in the UK, Europe and Africa on financial management on the MBA programme.

Although David Barnes enjoyed art at school and has been an art collector for many years, it was not until he retired from the Educational world in 2006 that he began to paint seriously. His paintings are influenced by Welsh artists Sir Kyffin Williams, Gwilym Prichard and Wynne Jenkins.

David Barnes paintings are highly textural. He uses a palette knife, painting in oils and using a thick impasto technique to produce bold strokes that add strength and texture to his paintings, giving it a sculptured feel. Inspiration for much of David’s art work comes from the mountains of Snowdonia and the coastline of north Wales and Anglesey.

Paintings by David Barnes are available from Red Rag Bath Modern Art Gallery

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12
Jun
10

‘Adam and Eve’ at Red Rag Bath Art Gallery

Gordon Mitchell has been described as one of the finest Scottish draughtsman and imaginative painters of his generation. He is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour , the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Academy. His art work has won numerous awards and his paintings are represented in a number of important public and private art collections including Kansas City Art Institute, Paisley Art Institute, Ralli Museums, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, and the University of Edinburgh.

'Adam' by Scottish artist Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell’s paintings display a balance and superb tonal harmony. His paintings are beautifully executed and can be amusing at times, at others ironic. The paintings range over many subjects from fruit and ceramic vessels to the human form represented as all manner of objects. Gordon is certainly the master of unexpected juxtaposition and constantly delights his many art collectors and admirers with his technical brilliance and offbeat sense of humour. Mitchell uses humour, pathos and irony in his paintings to interpret his thoughts and make them palatable to a world that might sometimes rather not be reminded of the problems it faces, collectively or individually.

'Eve' by Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell original art works and Gordon Mitchell Limited Edition Prints are available from Red Rag Gallery. For further information about Gordon Mitchell art works contact the Red Rag Art Gallery in Bath

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07
Jun
10

Latest Red Rag Show

The current show at Red Rag Gallery right now features the art world of three British artists known for their contemporary paintings of figures. Participating in ‘Characters’ is English artist : David Eustace and Scottish artists Joe Hargan and Joe Hargan.

English artist - David Eustace

David Eustace was born in 1950. He completed a Foundation course at Sutton Coldfield Art College, followed by a degree course in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art. After graduating, David spent six years in the USA working as a muralist. David plays with the viewers of his figurative painting, using images that hover between conscious and subconscious states. Eustace produces a mixture of wit and mysticism. 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.

Scottish artist - Joe Hargan

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art. he has exhibited 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 Watercolour Society & National Portrait Gallery. In 1996 for the quality of his paintings and his service to Scottish art Joe Hargan was awarded the Paisley Art Institute diploma. The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. But his paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of vibrant, bold colourist Scottish paintings.

Scottish artist Alan King

Alan King was born in Scotland in 1946. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art. After a career teaching art he decided to start painting full time in 1999. Alan King is best known for his paintings which feature the Red Hat and this continues to be a major theme to his contemporary paintings. King’s skill in storytelling and a love of early Italian Art are the roots of the development of his fine paintings. He creates images which are visually compelling and which form a bond with the viewer. Many of the images and titles used for Alan’s paintings have their source in literature and poetry. His paintings start with a title which may have been taken from Dante or Sorley Maclean a Scottish poet. This leads to ideas which are developed with life models and a miniature theatre which Alan King builds. The mannequins and backgrounds in King’s paintings are positioned and photographed with different lighting effects.

The ‘Charatcters’ art show continues until 12 June. The gallery is open every day from 10:00

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