Posts Tagged ‘Glasgow Art School

25
Oct
10

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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07
Jun
10

Latest Red Rag Show

The current show at Red Rag Gallery right now features the art world of three British artists known for their contemporary paintings of figures. Participating in ‘Characters’ is English artist : David Eustace and Scottish artists Joe Hargan and Joe Hargan.

English artist - David Eustace

David Eustace was born in 1950. He completed a Foundation course at Sutton Coldfield Art College, followed by a degree course in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art. After graduating, David spent six years in the USA working as a muralist. David plays with the viewers of his figurative painting, using images that hover between conscious and subconscious states. Eustace produces a mixture of wit and mysticism. David Eustace observes the everyday world around him but presents it with an individual style and viewpoint. Subjects are sometimes dislocated from their surroundings or hover lending an air of mystery. There is a three-dimensional dream-like quality to his contemporary art. Painting with acrylic on board David overlays this with a light oil glaze to enhance depth and colours.

Scottish artist - Joe Hargan

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art. he has exhibited paintings since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolour Society & National Portrait Gallery. In 1996 for the quality of his paintings and his service to Scottish art Joe Hargan was awarded the Paisley Art Institute diploma. The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. But his paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of vibrant, bold colourist Scottish paintings.

Scottish artist Alan King

Alan King was born in Scotland in 1946. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art. After a career teaching art he decided to start painting full time in 1999. Alan King is best known for his paintings which feature the Red Hat and this continues to be a major theme to his contemporary paintings. King’s skill in storytelling and a love of early Italian Art are the roots of the development of his fine paintings. He creates images which are visually compelling and which form a bond with the viewer. Many of the images and titles used for Alan’s paintings have their source in literature and poetry. His paintings start with a title which may have been taken from Dante or Sorley Maclean a Scottish poet. This leads to ideas which are developed with life models and a miniature theatre which Alan King builds. The mannequins and backgrounds in King’s paintings are positioned and photographed with different lighting effects.

The ‘Charatcters’ art show continues until 12 June. The gallery is open every day from 10:00

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08
Apr
10

Bath Art Gallery – new paintings from Scottish artist Helen Wilson

'Practice Tutu' by Scottish artist Helen Wilson RGI

Red Rag has just received new paintings from Scottish Artist Helen Wilson.

Today’s featured image ‘Practice Tutu – White’ is an oil painting of dancer Luciana Ravizzi. Helen Wilson recorded the scene at the Scottish Ballet Nutcracker rehearsals.

Helen Wilson was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in 1954. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and at Hospitalfield Art centre. During this time she was awarded the Robert Hart Bursary and Governor’s Prize, Hospitalfield; a Travelling Scholarship (Italy and Yugoslavia); the WO Hutcheson Prize for Drawing; the Postgraduate Studies Award, Glasgow School of Art; and the John and Mabel Craig Award.

Helen Wilson is a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters (RSW). Her paintings are in various private and public art collections including: Glasgow Art Gallery, Kelvingrove, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Scottish Arts Council, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians.

Paintings by Helen Wilson are available from Red Rag Bath Modern Art Gallery

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11
Jan
10

Scottish contemporary art from Red Rag Gallery

'Hillside Moon' by Scottish artist Georgie Young at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is Georgie Young

Georgie Young is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is inspired by the Scottish landscape. Georgie aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place in her paintings. She seeks to create atmosphere or an unexpected detail rather than reproduce a direct likeness.

Today’s image ‘Hillside Moon’ is typical of Georgie’s contemporary paintings. The painting is full of atmosphere and intrigue and the viewer is drawn into the landscape and a higher place.

Georgie Young paints primarily in acrylic using a bold palette and rich textures. Her paintings are available for Red Rag Gallery. For more details contact + 44 1451 832563.

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14
Dec
09

Scottish art: artist Joe Hargan at Red Rag Gallery

'The Old Burger' by Joe Hargan at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is Joe Hargan

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow, 1952. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under Danny Ferguson James Robertson and David Donaldson.

Joe Hargan has exhibited regularly his contemporary paintings since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolor Society & National Portrait Gallery.

Contemporary paintings by Joe Hargan of the renowned character ‘Sniffy’ have featured in many of his paintings and are now collected by art lovers worldwide. In the post we feature a Sniffy painting titled ‘The Old Burger’. Over the years Hargan has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent.

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27
Nov
09

Scottish art: artist John Kingsley

Scottish artist: John Kingsley painting 'Cap Ferrat'

Today’s featured Scottish Artist is John Kingsley

Scottish artist John Kingsley was born in Glasgow in 1956. He studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1973-77. His art tutors included James Robertson, David Donaldson and Geoffrey Squire.

John Kingsley has established a reputation as a leading Scottish contemporary artist. He was a finalist in the Hunting Art Prizes competition in London in 1989, 1993 and 1998, and was highly commended in the same competition in 1996. In 1991 Kingsley won the William Bowie Landscape Prize and in 1992 the Mary Armour Award the Paisley Art Institute. Since 1987, John has been an artist member of the council of the Paisley Art Institute.

Today Scottish artist John Kingsley has an international reputation with art works in many public and private art collections across Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. His paintings are found in the art collections of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Argyle and Bute District Council and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

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05
Oct
09

Scottish art: artist Charles MacQueen RGI RSW

Spice Shop, Jaipur by Charles MacQueen

Spice Shop, Jaipur by Charles MacQueen

Later this month Red Rag open another gallery in the classical and elegant Georgian City of Bath. The new gallery is in Brock Street which links two world famous landmarks – The Royal Crescent and The Kings Circus.

The new gallery will open with Scottish Art from one of the Scotland’s leading contemporary artists – Charles MacQueen.

Charles MacQueen was born in Glasgow in 1940. He was educated at St Aloysius College and then attended the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1965, Charles MacQueen pursued a successful career in Art Education. Throughout his teaching years Charles continued to paint and exhibited widely. Eventually in 1990 Charles retired to concentrate full time as a professional artist.

MacQueen says: “My most important influence was John Dewey, whose work I read when I was training to be a teacher. His book “Art as Experience” made strong emphasis on learning through doing, and Art as a response to lived experience”.

MacQueen has made a number of visits to Tunisia and Morocco. The latest art works at Red Rag reflect Charles’s fascination with the two countries. He is inspired by the stark visual contrasts between strong blinding sunlight and black dark bazaars full of rich reds, golds and turquoise.

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