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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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Irish contemporary art – George Callaghan

'Evening Fen' by Irish artist George Callaghan

'Evening Fen' by Irish artist George Callaghan

Today’s featured Irish Artist is George Callaghan. George was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1941. He left school at 15 to work as an apprentice Commercial Artist. A year later he commenced studying Art at the Belfast College of Art on a Scholarship.

After studing at Belfast College of Art George started work in Dublin as a designer. He then left for London before continuing his career working in Australia for a number of leading advertising agencies. At the age of 32 he then moved to the Australian Island State of Tasmania where he has lived for the last 27 years.

The move to Tasmania prompted a major change in Callaghan’s career. He set up an art studio and also started making musical instruments. He now enjoys the reputation of being Australia’s leading Harp maker and a leading exponent of the Celtic Harp. However, it is Callaghan’s paintings that have created consistent interest over the years. His paintings whether in Acrylic, Oil or Pastel all exude a certain quirkiness and narrative with his native Northern Ireland roots very evident.

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