Archive for the 'Paintings of Figures' Category

16
Feb
13

Rachel Deacon Paintings

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The gallery has just been instructed to sell two wonderful paintings by British Artist Rachel Deacon. Rachel Deacon was born in 1969 and studied contemporary art at Chelsea School of Art graduating in 1991. Since then she has become a very successful artist with a very recognisable style.

Rachel Deacon focus is on the female figure. Shapes and contours of the body are used to create paintings with a strong composition, coupled with rich colours, shadow and an ambience of light. Her paintings relate back to the classical masters, although the women in her paintings are dressed in clothes drawn from 1920s to post-war.

Talking about her contemporary paintings Rachel Deacon says “I try to keep the era in the painting ambiguous. However I do love the style of the 1940’s.”  Women in Deacon’s paintings are self assured and provocative. They appear to convey an inner strength and communicate a sense of narrative with a quiet dignity and timeless quality.

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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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12
Jun
11

Scottish art: new artist at Red Rag Gallery

Stephanie Rew 'Scarlet Kimono'

Red Rag have added the art works of Stephanie Rew who is a highly successful Scottish artist to the portfolio of contemporary artists.

Stephanie Rew was raised in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland leaving for Dundee in 1994 to study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She first became interested in drawing and painting at an early age, showing ability beyond her years.

Her primary subject matter is the female figure. Always painted with a sense of ambiguity, faces half hidden with the human form often just emerging from the darkness. The nude was a predominant motif to her work and has developed using drapery and pattern in combination with the figure. Tone and form as well as strong light and colour is what inspires her. Recently she has been concentrating on the juxtaposition of tonality and texture whilst keeping a private, reflective mood with the work. Recently she has returned to her interest in dance and has been working with an aerial dancer in Edinburgh, striving to capture in oil paint, the elegance and strength to be found in this type of dance.

Kneeling in Kimono by Scottish artist Stephanie Rew

Stephanie Rew’s paintings are heavily influenced by the Baroque style of oil painting and she combines Old Masters techniques with those of her own. Rew’s use of glazes is important to the finished art work creating an inner glow to each oil painting. Caravaggio’s trademark use of chiaroscuro and strong colour created by glazing techniques has inspired Stephanie Rew’s paintings for the last decade. Her paintings are promoted at Red Rag’s Bath Art Gallery in Brock Street.

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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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04
Dec
10

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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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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14
May
10

Etchings from Karolina Larusdottir

Etchings from Karolina Larusdottir

Red Rag has shown the paintings of artist Karolina Larusdottir for many years. Now the gallery is promoting collectible etchings with fifteen Karolina Larusdottir Limited Edition Prints added to the Red Rag range.

Karolina Larudottir studied contemporary art at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford between1965 to 1967. In 1986 she was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter–Printmakers in 1996. Larusdottir’s unique vision of both her Icelandic homeland and England have won her a deservedly high reputation in the fields of contemporary British art.

In many paintings and etchings Karolina Larusdottir creates a world of her own, with imaginary people in strange situations, often floating, carrying rainbows or being visited by angels. Often Karolina’s contemporary art pieces contain a wry humour that enhances the surreal and timeless qualities she creates when dealing with her favourite subject – people.

Karolina Larusdotir successes include many solo and mixed art shows at prestigious exhibitions of modern art in Britain, Europe, Africa and USA. In 1993 and again in 1997 the Royal Academy used her paintings to advertise the Summer exhibition. She is the recipient of many art prizes and her art works appear in many private and corporate art collections, including The Vatican, Rome and HRH Queen Elizabeth.

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