Posts Tagged ‘Portraiture

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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20
Jun
10

Simon Davis at Red Rag Gallery

'Young Woman with Wine Glass' by Simon Davis RP

British Art: Portrait Paintings by Simon Davis RP

Today we feature the latest work in the gallery from portrait artist Simon Davis. Davis studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art. His paintings display great sensitivity and skill and are increasingly sought after. A member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) his talent was recognised at the National Portraits Awards Exhibition in 2008 with a ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ which won the runner-up prize.

Click here to see the latest art works by: British artists – Simon Davis.

Red Rag Gallery – number one for British Art and Limited Edition Prints

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.

Red Rag Modern Art – specialist British Art Gallery featuring British Art , Scottish Art , Irish Art and Limited Edition Prints

14
Feb
10

British artist: Simon Davis at Red Rag Gallery

British art: Portrait painter Simon Davis

British Art: Portrait Paintings by Simon Davis RP

We have some great new art work in the gallery from talented portrait artist Simon Davis. The latest paintings are being featured in the upcoming Red Rag ‘Figure Show’ which starts next week. Davis is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP). Click here to see his latest art works: British artists – Simon Davis.

Davis was born in 1968 and studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art. His paintings display great sensitivity and skill. In 2008 his talent was recognised at the National Portraits Awards Exhibition where ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ won the runner-up prize.

Anyone interested in commissioning a Portrait painting should contact the gallery.

Red Rag Gallery – number one for British Art and Limited Edition Prints

06
Jul
09

Scottish Art Show – featured artist Denise Findlay

'Tapped Out' by Scottish artist Denise Findlay

'Tapped Out' by Scottish artist Denise Findlay

Yesterday was the start of our latest art show. This mixed art exhibition features over 200 paintings from both leading and emerging Scottish Artists. The show includes still life, landscape, seascape, portrait and surrealist paintings. There are also limited edition prints by many of the Scottish artists

Today’s featured artist who is participating in the show is Denise Findlay. Born in 1973, Denise Findlay graduated from the Glasgow School and Education in 1996 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Denise was elected as an artist member of the Glasgow Art Club in 1997.

Denise is the recipient of many art awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award which she has won three times. She has also received the Arnold Clark Award, awarded by The Paisley Art Institute and was runner up to the Aspect Prize also awarded by The Paisley Art Institute.

Focusing on the human form, Denise Findlay describes her work as “Expressionist, semi-abstract and very colourful”.

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17
Jun
09

British art: Portrait artist Simon Davis

'Amanda Smith' by Simon Davis RP

'Amanda Smith' by Simon Davis RP

British Art: Contemporary Paintings by Simon Davis RP RBSA

Yesterday we featured Portrait painting and the art work of portrait painter David Cobley. Today we highlight the portraiture work of another British artists – Simon Davis.

Davis was born in 1968 and studied art illustration and graphic design at Swindon college of Art.

Simon Davis paints thoughtful contemporary oil paintings. His paintings display great sensitivity and skill. Last year his talent was offically recognised at the National Portraits Awards Exhibition where ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ won the runner-up prize.This is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, highlighting the very best in contemporary portrait painting.

His portraits often show carefully observed faces or figures. ‘Portrait of Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue’ is an example of his individual style. Skilfully using light and shade create texture and depth to the study, he draws our attention, close-up, to her face and expression.

Simon Davis was appointed to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP) and is represented by Red Rag Gallery. In addition to Red Rag Simon Davis art work is also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries

Anyone interested in commissioning a Portrait painting should contact the gallery.

Red Rag Gallery – number one for British Art and Limited Edition Prints

16
Jun
09

British art: Portrait painting

'No More Drama' by British artist David Cobley

'No More Drama' by British artist David Cobley

Portrait painting continues to thrive. And, it is of little surprise when you see the creative and distinctive portraiture work of British artists such as David Cobley.

David Cobley was born in 1954, and has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He trained at Northampton and Liverpool Schools of Art.

Cobley is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait painters and has work in the permanent collection of the National Gallery. He has undertaken many commissions including portraits of HRH The Princess Royal and President Assad of Syria.

David Cobley is represented by Red Rag Gallery. All David Cobley portraits are oil paintings. He also has art work in Giclee David Cobley Limited Edition Prints. Anyone wishing to commission a Portrait painting should contact the gallery.

Red Rag Gallery – number one for British Art and Limited Edition Prints




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