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British art: artist Mike Bernard

Cornish art - Polperro Harbour by Mike Bernard

Cornish art - Polperro Harbour by Mike Bernard

Today’s Red Rag update features a view of the Cornish fishing village of Polperro. It is an interesting piece of British Art from leading British artist Mike Bernard.

Mike Bernard produces highly textured semi-abstract paintings. He often uses mixed media incorporating both collage and acrylics. Regular subjects for Mike Bernard include coastal and street scenes of the British Sea and Countryside and Italy. Mike says: “What attracts me most is the pattern of buildings, boats and similar features in a scene. I build a painting by putting in blocks of colour to develop a pattern which is pleasing to my eye in colours which are harmonious, bringing in feelings of spontaneity, freshness and freedom.”

Mike Bernard paintings are available from the Red Rag Gallery in Bath

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Royal Academy’s Art Exhibition features British artist Peter Beeson

Peter Beeson 'Morning Polperro Harbour'

Peter Beeson 'Morning Polperro Harbour'

Today sees the opening of the the Royal Academy’s Summer Art Exhibition in London. Since the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, the annual Summer Exhibition has become the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art exhibition and a major British art event.

A number of Red Rag Gallery British and Scottish Artists have their art work on show at the RA each year. Our featured British artist today, with art work selected for this year’s RA exhibition, is Cornish based Peter Beeson

Contemporary British artist Peter Beeson was born in London in 1955 and was educated at St.Paul’s School where he received the final year first prize in fine art. He went on to train as a jeweller and silversmith at the Sir John Cass School in Whitechapel. Having completed his DipAd Peter then spent some time in the music business before becoming a full-time artist.

Peter Beeson’s contemporary paintings are recognisable by their light-filled textural surface and quiet approach. A hallmark of Beeson‘s painting is the use of intuitive framing to find compositional balance. Techniques of the early Italian Primitives, especially the layering of temperas and oil paint, are rediscovered as a key element in the depiction of present-day subjects. These art materials, with their unique ability to refract light while maintaining structural integrity, are used to help realise the depth and form of a particular moment

To view more Peter Beeson paintings follow this link: Peter Beeson Paintings

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