Posts Tagged ‘Oil painting

29
Aug
11

Scottish artist: Jane Cruickshank solo show at Red Rag

OUT OF THE ORDINARY: Jane Cruickshank solo exhibition

Scottish Art: Contemporary Paintings by Jane Cruickshank

The latest exhibition at Red Rag Gallery features Scottish artist Jane Cruickshank who is gaining a reputation for her luminous fine art still life and figure painting; a reputation that will no doubt be enhanced by this remarkable solo exhibition, which is now open at the Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

Paintings from Jane have been a regularly shown at the gallery for the last five years but this is her first solo exhibition with Red Rag. It focuses on her still life work and includes delicately defined paintings of vessels of different materials (ceramic, metallic), household items (such as scissors), fruit and books – in each case helping us to see how the ordinary and the day-to-day reveal the extraordinary as we take time to observe them.

Although this exhibition will concentrate on Jane’s still life work, her initial interest was in painting figures – during her studies she concentrated on producing representational figures placed in large minimal spaces to evoke a sense of isolation and vulnerability. She is fascinated with the play and effects of light and shadow on a figure or object and creating a strong presence within a space. She says, “I started painting the figure while at Art College, mainly self-portraits or members of the family usually on large canvases with the figure placed off centre to create an image of vulnerability. Pattern and surface is a tool that I use to explore how the dominance of appearance manipulates the identity.”

Her paintings have all the quality and depth associated with her principal medium of oils, successfully combining intense realism with a luminescence and clarity that give them a very contemporary feel. Her work is immediately accessible. Red Rag Gallery Manager, Carole Teagle comments, “We are delighted to host this fascinating solo show by Jane Cruickshank. There is a gentleness and peace to Jane’s still life paintings that gives them an enduring quality and causes us to take time to ponder and reflect, a precious offering of stability at a time of fast movement and change.”

NOTES Jane Cruickshank BA (Hons), MA (b. 1976, Speyside) studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 1994-99. She was commended in the Coopers and Lybrand Competition (1996); won a John Kinross Scholarship to Florence (1997), awarded by the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh; and won the James Torrance Memorial Award from the Royal Glasgow Institute (1998). She has exhibited extensively, particularly in Scottish Art Galleries where she has already presented a number of solo exhibitions.

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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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03
Feb
11

British art

The next British Art show at Red Rag’s Cotswold Gallery is a very British exhibition featuring the paintings of John Lines. Today’s featured image is one of the new art pieces (‘On Late’) which will be included in the forthcoming exhibition.

Demand for John Lines oil paintings and Giclee is always high and we are expecting this latest exhibition to attract plenty of interest and sales. The show takes place from 20 February. For further information please contact the 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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07
Dec
10

Oil painting art show

Oil painting by Jeremy Barlow

The annual art exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, opens at the Mall Galleries in London on Wednesday 8 December and continues until Sunday 19 December. It is the only major British art society that is devoted exclusively to oil painting. The show features a wide variety of contemporary landscape, figurative and still life paintings by emerging and established artists working in oil today.

A number of the artists who show at Red Rag Gallery have had art work exhibited at the ROI. These include Jeremy Barlow, George Devlin and Bruce Yardley

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04
Dec
10

British Art Exhibition: Andrew Macara solo show

British art: Andrew Macara 'Green Trees and Snow'

The Andrew Macara solo art show at Red Rag closes this weekend.

Born in 1944 Andrew Macara studied art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall, but he is very much a self taught artist. Today Macara has developed into one of the leading present day figurative British artists. He has a distinctive style of painting and a passion for capturing light and shade in his art works. This has brought him considerable success

For the latest paintings at Red Rag Macara travelled the UK producing appealing paintings of the British landscape and marine scenes. His art works are uplifting and the inclusion of children in many of his paintings strengths the sense of fun and joy.

Also featured at the art show is a showing of Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints

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