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British Art Exhibition: Andrew Macara solo show

British art: Andrew Macara 'Green Trees and Snow'

The Andrew Macara solo art show at Red Rag closes this weekend.

Born in 1944 Andrew Macara studied art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall, but he is very much a self taught artist. Today Macara has developed into one of the leading present day figurative British artists. He has a distinctive style of painting and a passion for capturing light and shade in his art works. This has brought him considerable success

For the latest paintings at Red Rag Macara travelled the UK producing appealing paintings of the British landscape and marine scenes. His art works are uplifting and the inclusion of children in many of his paintings strengths the sense of fun and joy.

Also featured at the art show is a showing of Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints

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Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition Print 'Morris and Kitty' by Paul Robinson

This week we have been featuring British artists who have their art work published as Limited Edition Prints . Limited Edition Prints have become increasingly popular. A major factor in the growth of limited edition prints has been the development of Giclee technology.

The word Giclée (pronounced zhee-klay) comes from the French “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”. It is most probably derived from the French verb gicler meaning to squirt or spray. In modern British art usage it refers to refers to art made by the spray of ink from a very highly specialised large format inkjet which are used to create art prints and limited edition prints. The majority of Red Rag Gallery limited edition prints are giclee art prints.

Today’s featured Limited Edition Print artist is Paul Robinson . Robinson was born in Penrith, Cumbria in 1959. He studied Fine Art at Carlisle College of Art.

Paul Robinson paints in a distinctive naive style. Inspiration for his work comes from the East Anglian landscape with great expanse of sea and sky and the people who are found in the area. Titles in Robinson’s limited edition print series include: French Lieutenant’s Aunty; Narcissus; Lady With Dog and Newspaper and Weekenders

Paul Robinson limited edition prints are available from the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery. For further details email the gallery or

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Modern art: artist Katty McMurray at Bath Art Gallery

Modern Art: British artist Katty McMurray

Today’s featured Modern British Artist at the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery is Katty McMurray

Katty McMurray was born in London in 1970. She studied art at the Chelsea School of Art graduating in 1991.

Katty McMurray has always been a keen traveller. As a result many of her contemporary paintings of places such as Zanzibar, China, India, Italy and many parts of England and Scotland have been inspired by her travels. Katty’s modern art work stems from her love of drawing. While away on location, she spends her time sketching; quickly and often using a single line, she records her immediate impressions of a place. On returning to her art studio, these drawings are used as a base for her larger paintings in oil on canvas, keeping the strong lines and using colours to recreate the atmosphere of the particular place.

Today Katty McMurray has established herself as a successful artist who produces paintings in a distinctive naïve style. Her contemporary art works are now much in demand and Katty has an enthusiastic following for her paintings both in the UK and abroad.

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