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26
Jul
11

British artist Colin Kent at Red Rag Gallery

'House by the Sea' by Colin Kent RI

British artist Colin Kent at Red Rag

Red Rag have announced that British artist Colin Kent is to show at the gallery. Kent is an artist member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and was born in London in 1934. He studied painting and architecture at Walthamstow College of Art, and worked for a number of years as an architect. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute in 1971.

Over the last forty years Colin Kent has produced a remarkable body of work of superb quality. He is a master in combining the use of ink and gouache in conjunction with watercolour to achieve a textured and delicate tonal effect in his paintings. The sea and coastal locations have been a constant inspiration for Colin and he especially loves the locations of East Anglia. But his paintings are much more about capturing the atmosphere of a place and finding locations where solitude predominates and natural forms have softened the evidence of man. His art works display great sense of atmosphere and are often stark and haunting. He has the ability to successfully create feelings of isolation without loneliness or melancholy.

Speaking about his paintings Colin Kent says: ‘It is definitely a Romantic thing with me. I find people love lonely places and and the people who buy my art work are romantics too. I am drawn to desolate places often with crumbled down buildings. I try to keep on experimenting, and the more I use mixed media, the more I experiment. I choose a subject and then treat it in a modern way. I am always looking for different things to paint which present a challenge, hence the variety in my subject matter.’

In additon to Red Rag gallery Colin Kent paintings have been exhibited at: the Royal Institute; the Academy; the Guildhall; Royal West of England Academy and at a number of leading British and American art galleries. For further details email the gallery or

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28
Aug
09

British art: artist Susan Brown

'Street Life, New York' by British artist Susan Brown

'Street Life, New York' by British artist Susan Brown

Today we feature a painting by British Artist Susan Brown

‘Street Life, New York’ will be showing at our upcoming art exhibition in starting 6 September. Susan Brown’s background in three-dimensional design is evident in her studies of architecture and cityscape. ‘Street Life, New York’ shows the characteristic high-rise buildings of New York City. The shadow of the tall buildings is contrasted with bright splashes of colour worn by pedestrians.

Susan Brown contemporary paintings are bold and striking . Her architectural studies explore the rhythm and movement within buildings and interiors and her abstract paintings are inspired by still life subjects and landscapes, focusing on texture and pattern.

Red Rag Gallery – British Art and Limited Edition Prints

20
Jun
09

Featured British artist: Susan Brown

'New York Street' by British artist Susan Brown

'New York Street' by British artist Susan Brown

Today’s featured British artist is Susan Brown.

Susan Brown was born in Yorkshire. She studied at Leeds Polytechnic between 1976 and 1979 gaining a BA Hons in Three Dimensional Design. Since then her career has evolved into two main areas of interest – interior design and contemporary painting. Brown has completed numerous commissions and several projects as both designer and contemporary artist.

Susan’s contemporary paintings are bold and striking . Her architectural studies explore the rhythm and movement within buildings and interiors and her abstract paintings are inspired by still life subjects and landscapes, focusing on texture and pattern.

Susan Brown’s background in three-dimensional design is evident in her studies of architecture and cityscape. ‘Street Life, New York’ shows the characteristic high-rise buildings of New York City. The shadow of the tall buildings is contrasted with bright splashes of colour worn by pedestrians. The character of the old buildings are recorded with a lightness of touch characteristic of Brown’s style. The buildings almost have a life of their own in this atmospheric scene. Lines are not rigid but have a fluid quality which lends them life and light.

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