Posts Tagged ‘Garden

26
Jun
09

British art: Artist Simon Garden

'Topiary Garden' by Simon Garden

'Topiary Garden' by Simon Garden

Today we feature British Artist Simon Garden

Simon Garden was born in 1960. He studied at Art Exeter School of Art and Design, graduating with a BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art in 1982.

Simon Garden uses seductive rich colour and texture in his contemporary paintings. He is an artist who creates a sense of composition that is classically beautiful whilst at the same time daring. He reduces his landscapes and nudes down to their most elemental forms.

Garden’s paintings often have a magical and mysterious quality. His paintings arouses the subconscious and fires the imagination, drawing the viewer irresistibly into a world both dreamlike and timelessness.

Simon Garden paintings are regularly shown at the Royal West of England Academy for Art. His paintings have also featured at other major British Art Exhibitions such as The Hunting Art Prize. Today Simon Garden has obtained a strong presence in many British Art collections. His contemporary paintings can also be found in many private art collections in the USA, Holland, Australia, Japan and Germany.

Red Rag Gallery – Contemporary British Art

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05
Jun
09

British Art: New Paintings from artist Liz Ridgway

'In the Garden' by British artist Liz Ridgway

'In the Garden' by British artist Liz Ridgway

Coming soon – new paintings from British artist Liz Ridgway

Liz Ridgway takes her inspiration from a range of sources, from 1930s Picasso, the pre-Raphaelites and the paintings she grew up with in Birmingham, especially the work of British Artist Joseph Southall whose art work fills the walls of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Ridgeway aims for a simplicity of composition in her figurative contemporary paintings highlighting the play between the human presence and the flat patterning of the elements around them. She is particularly interested in showing the vulnerability and dignity that coexist in the human face. At times her paintings have a contemplative quality.

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