Posts Tagged ‘Colourist


Scottish artist: Archie Forrest

'Basket with Fruit and Flowers' by Archie Forrest

Red Rag have released a number of new Still Life paintings by Scottish artist by Archie Forrest. Forrest is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s leading contemporary painters. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1973 and taught there for seven years before giving up teaching in 1985 to be a full-time artist.

Archie Forrest is a perfectionist and is uncompromising in the high standards he sets himself. He works in the Glasgow School/Scottish Colourist tradition creating still life paintings of brilliant colour and underpinned by fine drawing and sense of form. He paints with layers of intermingled colours giving his paintings a wonderful depth with a luscious quality. His paintings have appeared regularly in the annual shows of both the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, to which he was elected in 1988, and the Royal Scottish Academy. A painter and a sculptor, Forrest is essentially viewed as a colourist working in the subdued earthy harmonies of the Glasgow school. Cézanne and Matisse are major inspirations to the artist.

His paintings are highly sought after and appear in many private and public art collections, including The Duchess of York, BBC, Glasgow Art Club, Royal College of Physicians, Scottish Amicable, Scottish Opera and National Portrait Gallery.

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Scottish art – Jacqueline Orr

'Montjoi' by Scottish artist Jacqueline Orr

'Montjoi' by Scottish artist Jacqueline Orr

We have so many wonderful artists to choose from who are showing in the current Scottish art show. Today we are highlighting the work of a really talented artist Jacqueline Orr

Jacqueline Orr was born in 1961 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Her tutors included artists John Cunningham, Jack Knox, Barbara Rae and James Robertson

Jacqueline Orr paintings are bursting with colour and vitality. The Scottish colourist style and hint at abstraction is evident in her paintings. A characteristic style that incorporates the broad-brush technique familiar to Scottish collectors with a bold sense of colour, creating convincingly solid forms from blocks of solid rich colour. Orr’s fluid brush strokes are tremendously effective in the paintings of French landscapes scenes where she captures the light and shade so successfully. She is equally successful in producing paintings of still life subjects

Jacqueline Orr is deservedly the recipient of numerous art awards including: Alexander Graham Munro 2008 Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour; Armour Art Award, Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts and Armour Prize, Glasgow School of Art. In 2009 she was winner of the Joe Hargan Award at the Paisley Art Institute 2009

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