Archive for the 'Portrait Paintings' 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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20
Jun
10

Simon Davis at Red Rag Gallery

'Young Woman with Wine Glass' by Simon Davis RP

British Art: Portrait Paintings by Simon Davis RP

Today we feature the latest work in the gallery from portrait artist Simon Davis. Davis studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art. His paintings display great sensitivity and skill and are increasingly sought after. A member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) his talent was recognised at the National Portraits Awards Exhibition in 2008 with a ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ which won the runner-up prize.

Click here to see the latest art works by: British artists – Simon Davis.

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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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14
Feb
10

British artist: Simon Davis at Red Rag Gallery

British art: Portrait painter Simon Davis

British Art: Portrait Paintings by Simon Davis RP

We have some great new art work in the gallery from talented portrait artist Simon Davis. The latest paintings are being featured in the upcoming Red Rag ‘Figure Show’ which starts next week. Davis is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP). Click here to see his latest art works: British artists – Simon Davis.

Davis was born in 1968 and studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art. His paintings display great sensitivity and skill. In 2008 his talent was recognised at the National Portraits Awards Exhibition where ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ won the runner-up prize.

Anyone interested in commissioning a Portrait painting should contact the gallery.

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06
Jul
09

Scottish Art Show – featured artist Denise Findlay

'Tapped Out' by Scottish artist Denise Findlay

'Tapped Out' by Scottish artist Denise Findlay

Yesterday was the start of our latest art show. This mixed art exhibition features over 200 paintings from both leading and emerging Scottish Artists. The show includes still life, landscape, seascape, portrait and surrealist paintings. There are also limited edition prints by many of the Scottish artists

Today’s featured artist who is participating in the show is Denise Findlay. Born in 1973, Denise Findlay graduated from the Glasgow School and Education in 1996 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Denise was elected as an artist member of the Glasgow Art Club in 1997.

Denise is the recipient of many art awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award which she has won three times. She has also received the Arnold Clark Award, awarded by The Paisley Art Institute and was runner up to the Aspect Prize also awarded by The Paisley Art Institute.

Focusing on the human form, Denise Findlay describes her work as “Expressionist, semi-abstract and very colourful”.

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05
Jul
09

Scottish Art Show at Red Rag

'Towards Isle of Rum' by Robert Kelsey

'Towards Isle of Rum' by Robert Kelsey

Today is the start of our latest art show. It is a mixed art exhibition featuring over 200 paintings from the studies of both leading and emerging Scottish Artists. Scottish art is very much influenced by the use of bold, vibrant colours, so right now the gallery is a real explosion of colour

The show includes still life, landscape, seascape, portrait and surrealist paintings. There are also limited edition prints by many of the Scottish artists

One of the artists participating in the show is Robert Kelsey. He was born in Glasgow in 1949 and attended the Glasgow School of Art studying under influential leading artists David Donaldson, John Cunningham, Alexander Goudie, James Robertson and Duncan Shanks. Years later Robert Kelsey’s paintings still reflect the powerful influence of his art tutors. Other influences on Kelsey’s paintings are The Scottish Colourists, Peploe and Cadell and Robert also admires the art work of the English artists Edward Seago and Ken Howard.

Despite being an enthusiastic traveller, Robert Kelsey has always loved returning to his Scottish roots and the inspiration found in the beauty of the Scottish coastline. Kelsey’s distinctive oils on canvas paintings convey the vast flat beaches, sparkling emerald water and majestic skies in a glowing array of blues, golds and greens. Over the last few years Robert Kelsey has established a reputation for his lively and fluent style of painting. Kelsey often focusses on his favourite subject, the wide, lonely beach landscapes of the Western Isles. Alongside Scottish paintings Kelsey also produces wonderful landscape paintings of Italy, Cornwall and Spain as well as richly coloured still life paintings. The intensity of colour in these continental works and still lifes complement the more subtle tones of the Scottish beaches.

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