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10 March 2017 - Renowned British artist dies

British artist Howard Hodgkin has died.
He was born in London in 1932 and was known for bold abstract paintings
His colourful works were often inspired by the landscapes of India.
Hodgkin studied at Camberwell School of Art and Bath Academy of Art.
He won the Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted by The Queen in 1992.
His work has been shown around the world.
Major retrospectives have taken place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tate Britain.


01 February 2017 - Scottish Landscapes at Red Rag




Stunning Scottish landscapes at Red Rag Bath
Featuring fine oil paintings by Helen Turner.
Turner paintings are strong, powerful art works
Her landscape paintings are rich in subject matter and tone.
She is a master at capturing the atmosphere of moments of time.
Part of the enduring appeal is light and shade in her art works


28 January 2017 - Latest works from Catriona Millar




Quirky new oils from Catriona Millar now at Red Rag Bath.
Scottish artist Catriona creates captivating oils of people, animals and birds.
Her fascination with faces is evident.
And, many art collectors have been drawn to the work.
As a result her paintings are in collections across the globe.


10 January 2017 - New works from Jane Cruickshank




Superb new still life works from Scottsh artist Jane Cruickshank at Red Rag Bath
Jane produces fine still life pieces.
She is fascinated by the everyday objects particularly of times past.
Antique books and pots are common themes in her oil paintings.
Her work has the appeal of the old masters but are in a contemporary style.


19 May 2016 - Latest show in Bath

Starting this weekend at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath
British Landscapes - artist Rex Preston
A solo show by highly acclaimed artist Rex Preston
Nearly 40 new pieces will feature in the show

The show starts Sunday 22 May
It continues until the 5 June

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Early Morning, Windermere' an oil by Rex Preston


24 April 2016 - First Woman VP




Red Rag artist Rosa Sepple has been elected Vice President of RI.
Rosa becomes the first woman to take-up the post.
She has been a member since 2004

Rosa said: 'I feel priviledged and honoured to have been elected.'
She was born in London of Italian/Britsh parents


01 April 2016 - British Artist Turner to appear on new £20 notes

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced today Friday 22 April that the artist Joseph Mallord William Turner is to appear on the new £20 note.
The new note will feature a self-portrait of Turner and also his 1838 oil painting The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up.

Talking about the new Bank note Bank of England Governor said “Turner is perhaps the single most influential British artist of all time.
His work was transformative, bridging the classical and modern worlds. His influence spanned his lifetime and is still apparent today.”


01 November 2015 - Scottish artist joins gallery

The latest Scottish artist to be showing work at Red Rag in Bath is Jennifer Irvine
Inspiration for Jennifer's paintings is taken from still life to seascape and townscape subjects.
Always evident in her work is the focus on light, shade and pattern.
Her oil paintings of French villages and Italian townscapes are particularly sought after.

Scottish art and artist - paintings

For further information please contact the gallery 01225 332223


27 May 2015 - Latest Show

Starting this weekend at Red Rag in Bath is 'Memories of a Cornish Landscape'
This is a solo show by leading Cornish artist Amanda Hoskin.
Over 30 new pieces from Amanda will feature in the show

The show continues for two weeks until 14 June

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Coastal Path Lamorna Cove' by Amanda Hoskin


17 May 2015 - Mark Preston Solo Show

Starting today at Red Rag in Stow is a solo show from Mark Preston.
Mark is known for his exceptional paintings of British Landscapes.
Over 40 new pieces from Mark will feature in the show

The show continues for two weeks until 30 May

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Gorse and Blackthorn Blosson' by Mark Preston


30 April 2015 - Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award have been announced.
In addition to a Spanish painter and Israel artist is Michael Gaskell.
Gaskell is a British artist and past runner-up in the award.
Nearly 2750 portraits were submitted from 92 different countries.
The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced in June.


24 April 2015 - Latest Show at Stow Gallery

This weekend Red Rag in Stow is hosting a three person show.
The three artists are Joe Hargan, Janet Ledger and Ian McWhinnie

The show starts 19 April and is open daily from 10:00 until 2 May




'Flowers For You' by Janet Ledger


10 April 2015 - Winner for Red Rag in Bath

Coinciding with the Cheltenham Racing Festival the Red Rag Gallery
in Brock Street, Bath are showing equestrian inspired art works
from Scottish artist Catriona Campbell.

Catriona Campbell studied art at Glasgow School of Art
and was a student of David Donaldson and Mary Armour.

The gallery is open daily from 10:00




'The Winner ' by Catriona Campbell


03 March 2015 - New Roy Hodrien paintings

New paintings just arrived from artist Roy Hodrien




'Wine Decanter with Plums and Pears' by Roy Hodrien


21 February 2015 - Welsh artist dies




'Moon Over Watch' by John Knapp Fisher

Welsh artist John Knapp-Fisher has died at the age of 83.He was known for his paintings of landscape and seascapes which were inspired by south west Wales.

Born in 1931 he moved to Wales in the 1960's. Knapp Fisher was the son of an architect and he studied art and graphic design at college. In 1992 he was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and much of his work was inspired by scenery near his studio in Croesgoch and the harbour at Porthgain.


21 December 2014 - Catriona Millar




'Happy' by Catriona Millar

Latest works at Red Rag Bath are from Scottish artist Catriona Millar.
Catriona produces bold, colourful art works.
Her paintings are often inspired by her own life experience.
Millar's paintings are highly recognisable and increasingly sought after.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


18 December 2014 - Christmas in Bath




'Across Llyn Padarn' by David Barnes

It's the Christmas show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath.
Many of the artists who regularly feature at the gallery are participating.
These include:
David Barnes, Jo Bemis, Simon Garden, Paul Hedley, Amanda Hoskin, Paul Robinson and Robert Wells.
The exhibition opens at 10:00 on Sunday 14 December and continues until the new year.
Happy Christmas!

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


03 December 2014 - Fred Cuming RA




'Crescent Moon, Rye' by Fred Cuming RA

Wonderful oil from RA artist Fred Cuming - now at Red Rag Gallery.
Cuming is a painter of International standing.
Born in 1930 he studied Art at the Royal College of Art.

Fred Cuming was elected a Royal Academician in 1974.
He is also a member of the New English Art Club.
His paintings feature in many private and public collections.
These include: Montecarlo Museum; Royal Academy of Arts; and the Guinness Collection.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01451 832563


12 November 2014 - Winter Exhibition at Red Rag Bath




'Dogs New Trick' by Simon Garden RWA

Works from artist Simon Garden feature in the Winter Exhibition at Red Rag Gallery in Bath.
Starting 19 November Garden’s paintings are guaranteed to intrigue and delight.
His art work is quirky and wonderfully different.Excellently painted Garden's work is joyful and funny

The gallery is open from 10:00 each day

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


30 September 2014 - Cyril Croucher Paintings




'Without Breeze' by Cyril Croucher

A number of good examples of Cyril Croucher's quirky art works are being offered for resale by Red Rag.
The paintings are from a private art collection and most of the pieces were acquired directly from the artist.

Croucher was born in 1951 and studied at Southend-on-Sea Art College.
Houses and boats in their quaint harbour settings are a prime source of inspiration for Croucher.
His approach to paintings developed out of a fascination with the height of harbour walls and the buildings which are often built on the harbours and quays.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01451 832563


16 May 2014 - Rex Preston Solo Show in Bath




'Morning Light, Ullswater' by Rex Preston

Opening this Sunday 18 May is the latest art show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. It is a solo art exhibition by leading British landscape artist Rex Preston. Around forty art pieces will be on display.

The gallery is open from 10:00 each day and the show runs until 31 May. For further details contact the gallery on 01225 332223


13 April 2014 - Latest Show at Red Rag in Bath




'Spring Fields' by Peter Heard

Changing Seasons is the title of the latest modern art show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. It is a mixed exhibition which captures the essence of each season. Work from eleven of the gallery artists are featured in the show which starts Sunday 13 April and continues until 27 April.

The gallery is open from 10:00 each day


15 March 2014 - Figure Show




'Two Fishermen, Burma' by Julian Sutherland-Beaton

Starting today is the latest art show at Red Rag Gallery in Bath. This month there is a mixed exhibition focusing on 'Figures'. Works from ten gallery artists are being shown. The show continues until 29 March.


07 March 2014 - New works from Catriona Campbell




'Steeple Chasers' - Catriona Campbell

To coincide with the Cheltenham Racing Festival which is taking place next week Red Rag have released some wonderful new equine paintings. The colourful oil paintings are from Scottish artist Catriona Campbell.

Catriona studied at the Glasgow School of Art and was a student of David Donaldson and Mary Armour. Her paintings display a continuing passion and interest in figure painting. She has a real love and knowledge of horses which is evident in her work. The paintings from part of a show at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath, but maybe bought online from the website.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


24 February 2014 - Louise Rawlings at Red Rag




'Feeding Crows' by artist Louise Rawlings

The latest artist to show with Red Rag Gallery in Bath is Louise Rawlings. Louise produces naive style paintings in mixed media. Speaking about her paintings she says: 'I can be inspired by anything from a small magazine cutting to a walk in the park with my beautiful English setter.' The inspiration for her works comes from observations on her daily morning walk with Alfie, her English Setter. She enjoys observing and capturing the characters she watches and meets every day in walks across the park.


16 February 2014 - Latest Show at Bath Gallery




'Skating Somerset House' by Julian Sutherland-Beaton

The latest art show at Red Rag Gallery in Bath is a mixed exhibition titled 'Grand Designs' featuring four artists who are inspired by architectural subjects. The artists are David Farren, Julian Sutherland-Beatson, Alan Tyers and Robert Wells. The show starts 16 February and continues for two weeks.


10 January 2014 - Scottish Exhibition




'Spring Comes Early' by Charles Anderson

The Red Rag Gallery in Bath starts the new year with a mixed art exhibition titled: 'Scottish Exhibition'. The show features many of Scotland's leading artists including Charles ANDERSON, Muriel BARCLAY, Rosanne BARR, Shona BARR, Stuart BUCHANAN, Catriona CAMPBELL, Sam CARTMAN, Malcolm CHEAPE, Ritchie COLLINS, Marion DRUMMOND, George GILBERT RSW, John KINGSLEY, Simon LAURIE, Fiona NORTH, Donald PROVAN, David SCHOFIELD, Andrew SQUIRE, Helen M TURNER and Gordon WILSON

The show starts 19 January and runs for three weeks until 9 February

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


26 June 2013 - L S Lowry Exhibition

Today is the opening of the Tate Britain latest show 'LS Lowry Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life'. This is a major exhibition of landscapes by the much-loved British painter and the first of its kind held by a public institution in London since the artist’s death. Focusing on the best of Lowry’s urban scenes and industrial landscapes including Tate’s Coming Out of School 1927 and The Pond 1950 alongside significant loans, this timely and carefully selected exhibition aims to re-assess Lowry’s contribution to art history and to argue for his achievement as Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.


04 June 2013 - Famous Inshaw Painting in Bath




' The Badminton Game’ by David Inshaw

The Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition will take place at the Victoria Art Gallery from 6 July – 31 August 2013. Current President of the Society and founding member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, David Inshaw, will be displaying his most famous painting ‘The Badminton Game’ during the show.

Signed prints of ‘the Badminton Game’ are available from Red Rag gallery in Brock Street, Bath

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223


27 May 2013 - Bank Holiday Opening




'Storm Warning' by Peter Heard

Red Rag is open at 10am today with 'Storm Warning'. Not a Bank Holiday weather forecast but one of a number of new acrylic paintings from Peter Heard.


25 May 2013 - British Landmarks Exhibition




'Bath Abbey' by Robert Wells ROI

The latest show at Red Rag Gallery in Bath is 'British Landmarks' - a mixed show with the emphasis on cityscapes. Artists participating include David Farren, Robert Wells and Bruce Yardley. The gallery is open each day from 10:00 and the exhibition continues until 2 June.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01225 332223



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