Posts Tagged ‘Painting

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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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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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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29
Sep
10

Devon Art Fair

'Touching Autumn' by Michael Kidd

Red Rag Gallery is participating in the inaugural Devon Art Fair which takes place at the Riviera International Conference Centre, in Torquay from 30 September. In addition to Red Rag many galleries from around the UK and Europe will be showing an eclectic mix of fine, modern and contemporary artworks for visitors to the fair to admire and purchase.

Literally hundreds of artists will be represented at the fair with many instantly recognisable names sharing wall space with professional artists, recent graduates and self taught individuals. Show visitors to Red Rag will be able to see work from British artists: David Barnes , Stephen Brown , David Eustace , Nagib Karsan , Michael Kidd and Paul Robinson .

Prices of art for sale at the Art Fair will range from £75 to tens of thousands of pounds and with painting, drawing, sculpture, glass and ceramics all on display the event should appeal to the most avid and discerning collector as much as the novice first time buyer. The Devon Art Fair is open until 3 October

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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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20
Mar
10

Irish art: Brian Smyth at Red Rag Gallery

'Between the Acts' by Irish artist Brian Smyth

Today we feature another Irish Artist who is participating in the latest Red Rag art exhibition.

Brian Smyth was born in 1967. He studied art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, graduating in 1995 with an honours degree in Art & Design. Although Brian specialised in painting at college he also studied other various art subjects including multi-media, print, video and photography.

Brian Smyth paintings capture the very essence of his subjects. He is equally successful in his treatment of portraits, crowd scenes or café society. Smyth is a master in creating a sense of time and place in his paintings and leaves the viewer with an enduring and distant image on which to contemplate.

Brian Smyth paintings have been shown at many leading Irish Art Galleries . The featured painting ‘Between the Acts’ from Brian Smyth is a thoughtful composition with great use of light and shade. It can be viewed at the Red Rag Irish Art exhibition until 28 March.

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