Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary paintings

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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23
Jan
11

British art: Michael Kidd

'Mad Hatters Garden' by Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd is today’s featured British Artist at the Red Rag Gallery.

Michael Kidd was born in London in 1937. He studied at the Royal College of Art in the late 1960s. He worked as an art director in some of London’s leading advertising agencies and spent some years in America. On his return he began directing T.V and cinema commercials in Europe, America and the UK, working, among others, for British Airways, Coca Cola, Lloyds and Barclays Bank, and Ford Motor Company, and won many awards.

Michael returned to painting in 1981 and held his first one man exhibition in 1997, since when he has devoted all his time to painting. All of Michael’s work shows a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. He tends to work on themes – gardens, chateaux, coastal, cities, whatever subject holds his interest. All paintings are acrylic on board.

Paintings by Michael Kidd are available from the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery.

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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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12
Jun
10

‘Adam and Eve’ at Red Rag Bath Art Gallery

Gordon Mitchell has been described as one of the finest Scottish draughtsman and imaginative painters of his generation. He is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour , the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Academy. His art work has won numerous awards and his paintings are represented in a number of important public and private art collections including Kansas City Art Institute, Paisley Art Institute, Ralli Museums, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, and the University of Edinburgh.

'Adam' by Scottish artist Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell’s paintings display a balance and superb tonal harmony. His paintings are beautifully executed and can be amusing at times, at others ironic. The paintings range over many subjects from fruit and ceramic vessels to the human form represented as all manner of objects. Gordon is certainly the master of unexpected juxtaposition and constantly delights his many art collectors and admirers with his technical brilliance and offbeat sense of humour. Mitchell uses humour, pathos and irony in his paintings to interpret his thoughts and make them palatable to a world that might sometimes rather not be reminded of the problems it faces, collectively or individually.

'Eve' by Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell original art works and Gordon Mitchell Limited Edition Prints are available from Red Rag Gallery. For further information about Gordon Mitchell art works contact the Red Rag Art Gallery in Bath

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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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22
Mar
10

New Limited Edition Prints from Andrew Macara at Red Rag

'Tree and Tobbogans' by British artist Andrew Macara

Red Rag Gallery has just released new Limited Edition Prints from one of the leading British artists Andrew Macara

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. He is primarily a self taught artist although he did study contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting.

Macara has one of the most distinctive art styles of present day British Artists. He has enjoyed considerable success particularly for his highly sought after winter scenes, so we are delighted to introduce two new winter art prints. Both art prints feature Macara’s beloved Derbyshire and the magical English winter landscape. They are: Two Trees and Tree and Tobbogans. The high quality giclee prints are part of a series of just 95 signed and numbered limited edition prints which are now available from the gallery.

The latest prints are typical of Andrew Macara’s art work with his skilled treatment of light and shade. Long blue-grey shadows capture each snow scene perfectly. He looks for colour and movement and manages to convey a sense of life in his paintings.

Paintings by Andrew Macara are also available from Red Rag British Art Gallery together with these Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints . For further information contact the gallery

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