Posts Tagged ‘Royal Academy

31
Oct
11

British Art: New Exhibition at Red Rag

Ken Howard RA 'Venetian Interior'

The latest show at Red Rag features a number of British Artists who are members of the New English Artist Club (NEAC). The NEAC has existed for over 125 years and has seen many Royal Academy artists as members over the years. This tradition continues today with leading British artists such as
Ken Howard being a NEAC member.

The Red Rag exhibition continues until 6 November and includes art works from NEAC members David Cobley, Ken Howard, Charles Hardaker, Andrew Macara, William Selby

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24
Jul
11

Art Prints by David Inshaw

David Inshaw 'Badminton Game'

Art print from Global Art Prints

David Inshaw paints, etches and draws. He is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and studied painting at the Beckenham School of Art from 1959 to 1963 followed by three years at the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1964 was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study and live in Paris for six months. He received a fellowship in art at Trinity College, Cambridge and since 1977 has worked full time as a painte. During the 1970s Inshaw was a member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists exhibiting alongside Peter Blake and Graham Ovenden. He left the group in 1983.

David Inshaw stimulus has always been people and places. Reading Thomas Hardy had a decisive impact on the direction of his paintings, and led to a series of ambitious landscape compositions based on the countryside in Wiltshire, England. Global Art Prints have a portfolio of Inshaw’s limited edition prints and art prints including his iconic Badminton Game which was originally titled after a poem by Thomas Hardy and is one of a number limited edition prints influenced by the landscape of Wiltshire. Inshaw has written ‘my main aim was to produce a picture that held a moment in time, but unlike a photograph, which only records an event. I thought a painting could give a more universal, deeper meaning to that moment by composing one instant from lots of different unrelated moments.’ He has written of ‘the mystery and wonder I felt all around me in this magic place’.

A book on life and work of David Inshaw titled: ‘David Inshaw: Between Fantasy and Reality’ has been written by Andrew Lambirth and is published by Tabrett’s Publishers

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14
May
10

Etchings from Karolina Larusdottir

Etchings from Karolina Larusdottir

Red Rag has shown the paintings of artist Karolina Larusdottir for many years. Now the gallery is promoting collectible etchings with fifteen Karolina Larusdottir Limited Edition Prints added to the Red Rag range.

Karolina Larudottir studied contemporary art at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford between1965 to 1967. In 1986 she was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter–Printmakers in 1996. Larusdottir’s unique vision of both her Icelandic homeland and England have won her a deservedly high reputation in the fields of contemporary British art.

In many paintings and etchings Karolina Larusdottir creates a world of her own, with imaginary people in strange situations, often floating, carrying rainbows or being visited by angels. Often Karolina’s contemporary art pieces contain a wry humour that enhances the surreal and timeless qualities she creates when dealing with her favourite subject – people.

Karolina Larusdotir successes include many solo and mixed art shows at prestigious exhibitions of modern art in Britain, Europe, Africa and USA. In 1993 and again in 1997 the Royal Academy used her paintings to advertise the Summer exhibition. She is the recipient of many art prizes and her art works appear in many private and corporate art collections, including The Vatican, Rome and HRH Queen Elizabeth.

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08
Jan
10

Modern art: Ann Shrager at Red Rag Bath Art Gallery

'The Bridegroom' by Ann Shrager at Red Rag Bath Art Gallery

Ann Shrager is today’s featured British Artist at the Red Rag Gallery.

Ann Shrager was born in London in 1948. She studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and then at the Royal Academy Schools.

Ann Shrager has been a member of the New English Art Club since 1975. The NEAC is an art society which includes a number of other artists who have exhinited art works at Red Rag . These include: David Cobley, Charles Hardaker, Ken Howard, Karolina Larusdottir, Andrew Macara and William Selby

Ann Shrager’s art work is inspired by her various travels. Venice has always been a favourite location. More recently images of India feature predominantly in her contemporary paintings. She successfully captures the beauty and elegance of the country and its people.

Paintings by Ann Shrager are available from the Red Rag Bath Art Gallery.

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15
Nov
09

British art: painting by Ken Howard RA

Ken-Howard-Venice

Royal Academy artist: Ken Howard

Today we feature British Artist Ken Howard

Ken Howard is a Royal Academy artist with a worldwide reputation. He has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally. He was born in 1932 and studied art at Hornsey School of Art.

Ken Howard is a master at capturing light in both oil and watercolour paintings. Today he is known as one of the leading British Artists for his ability to fuse light and atmosphere in his contemporary paintings. The subjects for Ken’s contemporary paintings range from studio nudes to Venetian scenes and Cornish beaches.

Ken Howard’s numerous art awards include: First Prize in the Lord Mayor’s Art Award in 1966; a Prize Winner in the John Moores Art Exhibition, Liverpool in 1978; first prize in the Hunting Group Art Awards; and the Critics Prize at Sparkasse Karlsruhe in 1985. He now lives and works in London or in his Venetian and Cornish studios.

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31
Oct
09

British art: artist William Selby

William-Selby

'The Lilly' by British artist William Selby

Next week is the start of our next art exhibition at Red Rag. It is a mixed show of selected artists from the New English Art Club(NEAC). The NEAC is one of the leading British art societies with a number of well known artists.

One of the seven NEAC selected artists featuring in the Red Rag show is William Selby

William Selby was born in Yorkshire in 1933. A self taught artist William Selby has been painting professionally for a number of years. He paints using oil, acrylic and mixed media. His contemporary paintings demonstrate a strong, bold use of colour and vibrancy, which are developed by applying layer upon layer with painterly brushstrokes.

William Selby is particularly well known for his still life paintings. He positions everyday objects in carefully crafted suspended space producing balance and sustainable interest.

Other NEAC artists in the art show include Royal Academy artists Fred Cuming and Fred Cuming.

The NEAC art exhibition starts 6 November. For further details email the gallery or

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22
Oct
09

British Art: Fred Cuming RA

'Storm Sky, Lyme Regis' by Fred Cuming RA

'Storm Sky, Lyme Regis' by Fred Cuming RA

The November art exhibition at Red Rag is a mixed show of selected artists from the New English Art Club(NEAC). The NEAC is one of the leading British art societies with a number of well known artists. There are seven NEAC artists featuring in the Red Rag show including Royal Academy artist Fred Cuming. Fred Cuming is a master at creating wonderfully atmospheric and evocative scenes which typically capture the British sky on the South Coast.

The November show starts 6 November. For further details email the gallery or

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