Posts Tagged ‘British artists

31
Oct
11

British Art: New Exhibition at Red Rag

Ken Howard RA 'Venetian Interior'

The latest show at Red Rag features a number of British Artists who are members of the New English Artist Club (NEAC). The NEAC has existed for over 125 years and has seen many Royal Academy artists as members over the years. This tradition continues today with leading British artists such as
Ken Howard being a NEAC member.

The Red Rag exhibition continues until 6 November and includes art works from NEAC members David Cobley, Ken Howard, Charles Hardaker, Andrew Macara, William Selby

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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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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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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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28
Oct
10

New Limited Edition Prints at Red Rag Gallery

Mark Preston Art Prints at Red Rag

Two new names have joined the growing range of Limited Edition Print artists at Red Rag Gallery this month. They are both British artists – Timmy Mallett and- Mark Preston .

Mark Preston was born in 1976 and is the younger member of a well-known artistic family. He studied illustration at Anglia University in Cambridge, but it was sketching and painting trips with his father, Rex Preston, to the Peak District, Cornwall and Scotland that really inspired him to become a landscape painter.

Mark Preston has been painting full time as a professional artist since leaving university at the age of 21. He paints in acrylics and works mainly in situ, with relatively little time spent in the studio. Red Rag has been selling Mark Preston original paintings for a number of years. The limited edition prints introduced by the gallery are: Beautiful Clear Day , Spring Towards Penzance , Rooftops Marazion and April Morning Mounts Bay . Mark Preston says: “For me experiencing the landscape and weather directly is essential to attempt to capture them in paint; I just need to be there to respond to the situation and the spirit of the landscape.”

Timmy Mallett: New print artist at Red Rag

Timmy Mallett is an accomplished painter whose love for painting came at an early age when his dad, also a keen painter, would encourage him. Later Mallett studied history of art as part of his degree at Warwick University.

Timmy Mallet takes his inspiration from the British countryside, and from trips all over the world. He is inspired by vibrant colours. His many and varied paintings and limited edition prints glow with colour. Red Rag have introduced seven Timmy Mallett prints. They are: and A Day at the Beach , Shoreline Sunset, Blowing Away the Cobwebs , Through the Window, Summer in France and Sunflowers in France . Each limited edition print series from the Red Rag British Art Gallery is normally available for immediate delivery and can be shipped worldwide.

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02
Apr
10

David Farrant art at Red Rag Gallery

'David Farrant - Time for a Drink'

British artist: David Farrant

Today we are featuring one of the leading British Artists David Farrant who was born in London in 1938.

David Farrant studied art at St. Martin’s, London. Following his training he has developed an impressive career which included art exhibitions at major British Art Galleries including the National Portrait Gallery and at the Mall Gallery in London with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He established a reputation as one of the finest British painters of portraiture in the country.

Today David Farrant no longer paints portraits preferring to concentrate on his figurative painting. He works in Oil and Acrylic often on a large format so that his paintings have ‘presence’ in the domestic environment. David tries to hint at a story in the composition of each painting, but it is the impact of light and especially sunlight which is a constant inspiration to him.

Like Hopper or Vettriano, David Farrant’s primary inspiration stems from everyday scenes of human interaction. Using these day to day images and outstanding observational skills Farrant creates wonderful paintings with muted colours and complex shadows. His preferred medium is either acrylics or oils, and his large-scale compositions have a huge impact whether displayed in a corporate or a domestic environment.

Talking about his art works David Farrant says: “I like to think my paintings work on two levels – firstly, and in a formal sense, as compositions in which strong tonal contrast, accents of colour and simplification of form are key elements. Secondly, and in a narrative sense, I hope they carry a mood and the possibility of an unfinished story which the viewer can share”.

David Farrant original paintings are now a welcome addition to the art galleries in Bath and are showing at Red Rag in Brock Street. Also at the Bath Art Gallery are David Farrant Limited Edition Prints.

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24
Mar
10

Limited Edition Prints – David Inshaw

'Canal bank' Limited Edition Print by David Inshaw

Today’s featured artist is David Inshaw . Inshaw was born in Wednesfield, Staffordshire in 1943. He studied painting at Beckenham School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools. He then went on to study in Paris for six months under a French Government scholarship.

David Inshaw is known for the powerful intensity of his English landscape paintings and prints. He has paintings in many private and public British art galleries. These include: the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, City of Bristol Art Gallery & Museum, the Department of the Environment, Devizes Museum, Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery. He is also well represented in the Tate Gallery’s art collection.

David Inshaw first caught the public imagination in 1972 with his painting the Badmington Game which was acquired by Tate Britain. Another of Inshaw’s best known paintings and print is Cricket Game set in Little Bredy, West Dorset.

Inshaw’s Limited Edition Prints are available from the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery. For further details email the gallery or

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