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Michael ALFORD

A real renaissance man, Michael Alford spent an early period of his life in the Royal Marines before reading Spanish and Arabic at Durham University and later studying art at the Slade School and Chelsea School of Art; it is here that he built upon the passion and initial training that his father gave him for art.

Inspired by life and the varied world around him, Alford paints with a great variety, turning his hand from Cityscapes to Nudes with a seemingly effortless skill. Perhaps this ease comes in part from living and working in London where he can witness in one city, such a large cross section of life and humanity. Informed further by extensive travels, Alford observes and collects memories in the form of small studies and sketches, providing himself with the perfect foundation to paint the world as he sees it.

He captures both figures and scenes with an intimate presence through a refined lens, which blurs the harsh lines of reality whilst keeping the essential form and shapes which give them a truth and grounding. This style of painting marries beautifully with his present-day subjects to create a work of art that is both reminiscent of Neoclassicism and yet easily translatable to the modern viewer.

This softness behind his paintings is, in part, captured through technique but also through Alfordís ability to use time as a buffer between his immediate experiences and his work. In the first instance Alford will head out to find and study, taking quick drawings, which he will bring back to his studio in order expand on and work into; not only working in the paint, but also the mood and mystery of life. This softness creates an enchanting and almost mythical haze to his work despite the scenes being quite simply those of the world around him.

Highly admired within the British and International art world, Alford has won many awards for his work alongside being appointed as the Official War Artist for the British Military in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Michael Alford exhibits extensively throughout the UK and now at Red Rag Gallery in Bath.


Michael ALFORD - Cycladic 3
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Jo BEMIS

Jo Bemis was born on the Isle of Wight in 1969. She studied at Portsmouth College of Art and Leeds Metropolitan University in the early 1990's. Following that she traveled extensively whilst being commissioned to produce art work for a number of organisations which included television and radio exposure. A move to the United States in 1996 allowed Jo Bemis to continue her development and she exhibited in art galleries in Michigan.

Jo Bemis returned to the UK in 2000 and has continued to exhibit in the United States. She has successfully undertaken a number of commissions and her paintings hang in many private art collections worldwide. Her return to the UK inspired Jo to start creating seascapes in extreme weather. Acknowledging the influence of James Whistler and John Constable, Bemis paints from nature, based on open air sketching and the photographic results of the camera.

As a landscape and seascape painter Jo Bemis paintings capture the energy of nature. Her love for wild, rugged landscapes and the British coastline are evident in her paintings. She has a wonderful capacity to capture the feel and look of the north Atlantic seas in times of extreme weather. The rolling waves and luminous quality of light here have become a focus for her recent paintings, along with a desire to express the energy and spirit of the ocean.

Although Jo Bemis always kept many sketch books, it was her husband Jim who encouraged her to develop her work into paintings. Following a visit to St-Ives in 2005 , they both fell in love with Cornwall, and the drama of the Atlantic Ocean. After making several small oil studies on board, Jo became totally dedicated to painting. Working in oil Jo paints at a brisk pace with a palette knife, refining the detail with a fine brush.

In addition to Red Rag modern art gallery Jo Bemis art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Jo Bemis artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Jo BEMIS - Emerald Water II
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George BIRRELL

George Birrell was born in 1950. He trained at the Glasgow School of Art (1967 - 1971) and was involved with the Hospitalfield Summer School in 1970. He had an impressive line up of high pedigree tutors including Leon Morrocco, Goudie, Robertson, Donaldson, Fergusson and William Crosbie.After leaving art school George taught art and design in Scottish schools for the next decade, starting painting full time in 1990's.

Birrell lectured in art, design and photography from 1985 - 1998. Since then George has taken part in regular joint and group art exhibitions at many Scottish galleries particularly: Edinburgh Art Galleries, Glasgow Art Galleries, and Fife Art Galleries . He has also exhibited his art abroad.

George Birrell produces Architectural paintings and Landscape paintings of his native Scotland. The East Coast Scottish towns and fishing villages of Fife hold a special fascination. One is immediately struck by the bold use of strong colour and stylised compositions. He describes this as an emotional response to memories and atmosphere of these special places on the Scottish east coast . Vigorous handling of colour, a bold palette and strong design are all hallmarks of his painting.

Speaking about his paintings Birrell says: 'I paint neither on the spot nor from photographs, but improvise the remembered essentials of a place, in the comfort of my art studio. Harbours and their bric-a-brac attract me, as do mills and castles. Texture, colour and pattern are what I use to evoke feel-good locations.'

An example of George Birrell's art work is the oil painting 'Church Tower, Fife'. This is a typical of Birrell painting, with a clear and well constructed composition clearly illustrating George's bold and effective use of colour to create an emotional impact. The contrasting colours, which create areas of light and shade, draw us into the small Scottish village. There is a great sense of peace and serenity in the work. A moment of stillness and clarity before the evening light fades.

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George BIRRELL - Thistles and Castles
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Vanessa BOWMAN

Vanessa Bowman was born in 1970 and the affinity for art seemingly runs in her veins, as both her father and her sister are artists, and she comes from a family with a long-standing artistic tradition. She studied at Winchester School of Art graduating in 1993 with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textile Design. Whilst at art school Vanessa won the Eileen Bendall and the Sanderson prizes for drawing, and the Daler Rowney Young Artist award - for pastels exhibited in the Mall Galleries - two years running.

Vanessa Bowman seeks inspiration for painting from the sensual qualities of colour and pattern, found in many of her favourite sources - the magical landscape of Italy and its Classical architecture; the kaleidoscope of forms to be found in still life; the markets stalls and bazaars of Istanbul, Venice and Paris; the rich palette of an English garden. All this was instrumental to her acquiring the painterly style that underlies her present day paintings.

Each of Vanessa Bowman still life paintings observes the simple beauty of everyday objects - a moment captured in time. Whether it be a vase of garden flowers, a bowl of lemons (their acid yellow placed against the deep magenta plum), a striped shell - each is placed deliberately within the framework of the painting combining muted subtle colour with jewel-like accents. Similarly her paintings of landscapes observe the pattern and texture of the countryside around her home. Vanessa paints features left by the working of the land, punctuated by seasonal land marks - such as skeletons of trees in winter or hedgerow flowers in summer. Often detailed foregrounds of vibrantly coloured berries or hips, delicate snowdrops or cow parsley lead the eye into an intimate portrait of the Dorset landscape.

Taking inspiration from the Dorset landscape Vanessa revealed to Dorset Magazine, 'I work on board or card using oils but in a way its closer to watercolour because I thin it down quite a lot, she explains. I begin by mapping out the arrangement I want, then I do an overall wash in a neutral colour. When it comes to the actual painting I can move the paint around easily because of the smoothness of the support.'

Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Vanessa Bowman artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide. Red Rag Gallery also promotes art prints by Vanessa Bowman.


Vanessa BOWMAN - Dahlias in Turquoise
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Judith BRIDGLAND

Judith Bridgland was born in 1962 in Australia, and trained in Glasgow, Scotland where she now lives and works. She graduated from Glasgow University in 1984 with a Masters degree with Honours in Fine Art.

Judith creates paintings very much in the Scottish colourist tradition. Her art works are bold, exuberant and vibrantly joyful landscapes

Working in oils, her paintings use bold, vigorous, rhythmical strokes of impasto paint combined with delicate brushwork. This gives an exciting texture to the paint surface along with a sense of abstraction, which reflects natureís contrasts and delicate harmonies. However, whilst the work is very painterly, it also has a strong sense of place.

Talking about her paintings Judith says: 'My work combines a love of almost sculptural texture, and contrasts between elements such as the abstract and the figurative, organic and geometric, thick and thin paint. Landscape is not just about the land; it is about the experience of a very particular moment, and the scenes I paint are all very precise, particular places, ones which I often return to again and again. As such, they are records of a particular moment which is now gone, but they also of speak of a cumulative experience. So as well as being an actual place, the landscape is also an expression of me, a form of self-portrait of an emotional landscape.'

Winner of the 1999 MacRoberts Open Prize, the 2009 House for An Art Lover Award, and the Glasgow Art Club Award in 2016, Judith is also a member of the Paisley Art Institute, and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Glasgow Institute and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. She has had sell-out shows in Scotland, London and the rest of the UK as well as exhibiting further afield in America, Russia and Sweden. Today Judithís work can be found in the collections of The Royal Bank of Scotland, British Midland, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and privately worldwide.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Judith Bridgland art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Judith Bridgland artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Judith BRIDGLAND - Evening Reflections on the Sand, Whitby
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Lorraine BROWN

Lorraine BROWN - Cottage Flowers
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Davy BROWN

Davy Brown was born in Kilmarnock in 1950. As a young Scottish artist Davy studied contemporary art at the Glasgow School of Art under David Donaldson and Duncan Shanks. He then went onto complete teacher training at Moray House Edinburgh.

In 1975 Davy Brown won a modern art scholarship from the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago. This enabled Davy to travel extensively in the USA and Canada. He was also able to further develop his skills as a talented contemporary Scottish artist.

When Davy Brown returned from his travels he successfully taught contemporary art in Scottish schools. Throughout this time Davy Brown continued to paint and exhibit his paintings along with other leading Scottish artists in both Scottish art galleries and modern British art galleries further afield.

Davy Brown eventually left teaching in 2002 to concentrate full time as a professional Scottish contemporary artist. Over the years Davy Brown paintings, with their very distinctive style of modern Scottish art, have consistently grown in popularity. For much of this time Davy Brown paintings have been inspired by his love of the Scottish Landscapes but recently this much acclaimed Scottish artist has started to produce equally compelling paintings of France and Spain.

For Davy, early and enduring influence has come from the two great Scottish artists, Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde. His passion for their work has fuelled his own painting career and echoes of their work can be seen in his still life and landscape pieces. He also credits Cezanne, Picasso, The Scottish Colourists, The Modern St. Ives School and Scottish artist and former tutor James Robertson

Frequent trips to Cornwall Art Galleries have also nurtured an interest in the paintings of the modern British St. Ives abstractionists such as Terry Frost, John Wells and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. To Davy Brown, Cornwall and Galloway have much in common - the scenic landscape and ever changing light. Following a health scare in 2013, a slight change can be seen in Davy's work. It is still strong in the use of colour with a familiar texture but a subtle change in his palette has introduced a fresh, airy quality to his art work

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Davy BROWN - Farmstead in Snow
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Stephen BROWN RBA

Stephen Brown was born in Chard Somerset in 1947. As a young artist he studied contemporary art at the Somerset College of Art. Later in the 1970's he trained and worked alongside artist Patrick Larking RP ROI. As a result Stephen came to admire and respect such artists as Sickert, George Clausen and Augustus John, all of whom had taught and befriended Larking while he was studying at the Royal Academy of Art.

Stephen Brown was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 1997. This was after a recommendation from Ken Howard RA, an admirer of Stephen Brown's contemporary paintings. At the beginning of 2003 he was elected membership of The Small Paintings Group.

Stephen Brown has exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy since 1980 and the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions from 1990. Brown's paintings can also be found at The New English Art Club Art Exhibitions and the Royal Society of British Artists .

Painting almost exclusively in oils Stephen Brown is constantly drawn to painting subjects near his Devon home. Brown is a master at depicting the hazy warm Summer Days in the Devon, Wiltshire and more recently Gloucestershire fields. Stephen is also a tremendous Marine artist producing atmospheric paintings with the distinctive shimmering light of British beaches and coastal scenes.

But Stephen Brown is not limited to the British Isles. He has also traveled extensively producing superb contemporary paintings of Italy. He particularly likes Venice, Lake Garda and Tuscany where his understanding and application of light and colour have succeeded in some stunning paintings.

Stephen Brown has published numerous articles on oil painting for International Artist Magazines. He has also participated in the BBC production Art-The Big Event where Rolf Harris led a team of artists to paint a giant replica of Constable's The Hay Wain.

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In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Stephen Brown art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries including the Royal Academy. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Stephen Brown artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Stephen BROWN RBA - Red Gate Cottage
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Stuart BUCHANAN

Stuart Buchanan was born in Glasgow in 1970. He studied Fine Art Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1992. He has been working as a professional artist after setting up his art studio in 1993. Since then Stuart Buchanan has firmly established himself as a leading name within the Contemporary Scottish field.

Stuart Buchanan generally works in the traditional medium of oils. His paintings are representational, with figures set in richly textured, colourful ambiguous landscapes. His work depicts images of figures, usually imagined and anonymous, in painterly landscapes. He seeks to invoke a positive response in the viewer, be it a smile or the triggering of a personal memory, via strangely familiar scenes, reminiscent almost of snapshots or memories in a personal history.

Stuart Buchanan's paintings are easily identifiable. His art work display a recurring theme of solitude. This is not to suggest his paintings are lonely but rather a celebration of peace and serenity. Buchanan creates a world of peace and refuge away from the day to day of the outside world. His paintings depict mostly single figures and pairs and all share an enviable meditative state. The figures are often involved in an activity beyond the canvas and the viewer - such as gazing out to sea or at the stars, or daydreaming. He draws inspiration from his own childhood memories and experiences, as well as more current day to day life and the environment and landscapes that surround him.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Stuart Buchanan has exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Stuart Buchanan artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Stuart BUCHANAN - Frozen Giants
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Catriona CAMPBELL

Catriona Campbell was born in Dollar, Scotland in 1940. Her father, Ian Campbell, was an artist and art teacher and he taught Catriona the importance of observation and the absolute necessity of developing drawing skills.

Catriona Campbell studied art at Glasgow School of Art from 1957-61. She was a student of David Donaldson and Mary Armour. She studied the art works of Degas, Uccello, Velazquez and Stanley Spencer and learned about how shapes and the spaces between them are vital to composition. The paintings of Scottish artist Joan Eardley also made a deep impression on her. She was awarded The Somerville Shanks Prize for Portraiture in 1959 and graduated in 1961.

Catriona Campbell combined teaching in various primary and secondary schools and then in special education in Edinburgh and Fife with bringing up two children and finally left teaching in 1981 to become a full time painter.

Catriona Campbell paintings display a continuing passion and interest in figure painting. She is an excellent observer of human situations. She also has a love and knowledge of horses, which often inform her subject matter. She works mainly in oils producing paintings rich in colour and depth.

Catriona Campbell has won a number of awards including the Founder's Prize and the Anne Redpath Award from the Scottish Society of Women Artists, and the Morton Fraser Award from Visual Arts Scotland. She was elected a professional member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists (now re-named Visual Arts Scotland) in 1986 and subsequently a professional member of Paisley Art Institute.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Catriona Campbell art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries including: the Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Glasgow Institute, The Society of Scottish Artists. She has also exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London. Her paintings are held in both public and private art collections in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Hong Kong. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Catriona Campbell artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

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Catriona CAMPBELL - Snow Boys
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Sam CARTMAN

Sam Cartman is from Shropshire in England. After living and working in Scotland for a number of years he is now back in his native County. He studied at Cumbria College of Arts and Design gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

Sam Cartman produces paintings inspired by the Scottish landscape. Typically his art works are shaped by the experience of being in a certain place at a certain time and the memory of the event. These experiences are the basis for Cartman's involvement with the paint, and from then on, his interaction with the paint takes over. The process allows Sam to show in painting, something of the place he is in or has been in, whether itís the landscape of Shropshire, Cumbria or more recently, the urban environment of Glasgow and the landscapes of the Scottish West Coast.

Sam Cartman creates a feeling of space by the use of large blocks of paint and careful compositions. There is real skill in Sam's approach and a detailed understanding how to make Ďnegative spaceí work so well. The large areas of colour in his paintings reinforce the power and grandness of nature.

Talking about Sam Cartman's paintings Jan Patience (The Glasgow Herald) says: ĎThere is a poetic sparseness to Cartmanís paintings of wide open spaces, in the skies or the sculpted buildings which look as if they have been there for all time. His paintings are like memories: fixed and definite in our mindís eye but not perfect and all the better for the instinctive use of paint and the tools he applies it withí. Although inspiration for Sam's work often comes from visiting singular architectural structures in specific rural places, he primarily uses these buildings to provide a structure or form to paint within. Any illusions to representing a particular place masks what he is really interested in, which is to figuratively paint an abstract picture.


Sam CARTMAN - Cample Woods
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Terence CLARKE

Born in Manchester in 1953 Terence Clarke grew up in the Ribble Valley. Educated at St. Maryís College he went on to do a degree in Fine Art and then a Masters degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London in 1979. Upon graduation Terence began exhibiting and selling his paintings firstly at Paton Galleries London and then through a variety of art galleries in the U.K. His work is in some important collections including The Contemporary Art Society, Dudley Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal College of Art archive collection. His work is also in many private art collections in the UK, Holland, France and America.

Terence Clarke's work is focused on the use of vibrant and intense colour. His themes range from Mediterranean landscapes, to still lifes and the occasional figure and portrait pieces. His paintings are carefully structured using a confident skilful and strong drawing whilst the paint is applied generously in rich bold strokes. He says ďIn a sense I am a painter of light. I use colour as a way of emphasising the drama of light. Vivid colour is a metaphor for light itself and often this sense of light is the underlying subject of my paintings. I like my paintings to be painterly so that although the image is clear and readable the paint itself has a rich and sensuous life of itsí own letting the viewer enjoy the way the paint worksĒ

His paintings continue to be popular with collectors of contemporary art. Modest in scale but technically complex his work seeks to refresh our vision and make us look again at light and the extra-ordinary quality of the visual world.


Terence CLARKE - The Cliffs at Collioure
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Cyril CROUCHER

Cyril Croucher was born in 1951. He was born and grew up in Shoeburyness,a small village in Essex. He studied and graduated at Southend-on-Sea Art College and then set out to establish himself as a professional artist.

Dissatisfied with the art work he was producing and following the death of his father, Cyril Croucher stopped painting and, as he says, ďrejoined the real world and got a proper jobĒ. For the next twenty years Cyril worked in various trades, from boat building to gardening, and finally settled into a successful career as a property surveyor. It was only when he moved to Cornwall that he started to paint again - unable to help himself in the face of so much inspirational material. It was the houses and boats in their quaint harbour settings that interested Croucher most, and his present style was born and began to evolve.

Cyril and his wife bought and extended the Millpool Art Gallery in Mousehole and began to exhibit his new work. The work was much admired and collected. The gallery has now closed but Croucher's art work has continued to grow hugely in popularity and he continues to participate in numerous successful exhibitions in the UK.

Cyril Croucher likes to create a different view of the world. It is his own particular interpretation of what he sees. His preferred medium is acrylics on board, as he believes the quick drying quality suits his style of painting. Croucher builds up colour by continually applying a thin layer of paint which is then rubbed back until the colour is almost translucent. This process produces a muted depth to the colours.

Croucher's 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. The sense of height from inside the harbour gave Cyril the feeling of looking upwards inside the immense space of a cathedral. He trys to capture this feeling in his paintings together with other elements and memories from my past. His aim is to create a sense of timelessness, calm and intrigue.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Cyril Croucher art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. This includes the Royal West of England Academy Autumn 2007 exhibition where his painting won the ďViewersí ChoiceĒ Award. He has also had work accepted in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions on numerous occasions. Each painting from Red Rag can be shipped worldwide.


Cyril CROUCHER - End of Pier - Brighton
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Annie DREW

Annie Drew was born in Torquay, Devon, in 1990. She decided to pursue a career in art when she was 16, and enrolled in a local college. Frustrated with the college emphasis of not teaching and encouraging conventional art she decided to leave after one year and follow her dream to become a wildlife artist.

Annie set about teaching herself to paint. She spent a huge amount of time and effort learning to correctly and accurately mix colours. This has proved a fundamental and invaluable skill for creating lifelike and striking pieces. Her work has improved vastly over the years, through trial and error, learning new techniques, and using the best quality materials. Today, Annie has established a fine and deserved reputation for painting highly realistic and detailed oil paintings. She is an international wildlife artist par excellence with paintings hanging in galleries as far afield as Missouri, USA

Talking about her paintings Annie Drew says: 'One of my ambitions when I first started painting, was to produce art work that didnít require paragraphs of written words to explain, describe and sum up a piece of work. Iíve always believed that if it has to be explained, it isnít working. ďArt that speaks for itselfĒ became my goal and I like to think that Iíve managed it.'

Annie is fanatical is her pursuit of creating the best. Using the finest quality boards, paint and brushes she has developed a close-up, detailed style of painting so that each strand of hair, every wrinkle and as much character as the original animal is visible.

In 2016 Annie became a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild. They are an organisation who help to uphold the quality and ethics of the art world. Working as a member of the guild helps give reassurance that certain standard have been satisfied.


Annie DREW - Lion
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Marion DRUMMOND

Marion Drummond was born in Glasgow in 1958. She is mostly a self-taught artist, although she has benefited greatly from attending life classes under Christine Ironside, Drummond Mayo and Ann Johnston. Marion says her influences in painting are varied from Rubens to Jenny Saville. Above all she is very much inspired by all great drawing and painting.

Marion Drummond is now a well established Scottish artist who has developed a style all of her own. Marion's art work is immediately recognisable and she is an artist with natural talent who produces paintings of high consistent quality. Marion's paintings are oils, often created by using her fingers rather than brushes or palette knife.

Marion Drummond strives to capture the immediacy and vibrancy of the scene before her, whether that be a still life, a portrait or a landscape. Such is the connection with the subject of her work that she will often mix the paint directly on the canvas with her fingers; in this process, there is a literal transfer of human warmth and energy to the painted surface. Marion describes her paintings as dynamically capturing Ďthe momentí and portraying it with a passionate energy. She has a particular love of the Blane valley countryside with its diversity of wildlife, rivers, moorland and hills. Daily walks provide Marion with colour notes for paintings and the sheer enjoyment of seeing the constant changing of light and season of the Scottish countryside. She successfully combines a love of hill-walking with painting al fresco to capture life with a sense of urgency and immediacy.

In addition to Red Rag Gallery Marion Drummond has exhibited her paintings widely in recent years. A number of commercial art galleries have exhibited her art works and she has also exhibited in the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (RSA). Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Marion Drummond artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art it can be shipped worldwide.


Marion DRUMMOND - A Posy from my Garden
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Mark EDWARDS

Mark Edwards was born in 1951. In 1967 he went to study at Medway College of Art, and continued with his studies at Walthamstow College of Art in London. Impatient to start the career as an artist Mark did not complete his degree. Instead, Edwards taught drawing at the local adult education centre, whilst painting and displaying his contemporary art work in local galleries.

In 1974 Mark Edwards took another spontaneous decision in his artistic career. With the active support of his future wife Sally, they bought an old car and then drove to a remote cottage on the shores of Scottish Loch Hope. The landscape was inspiring being surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the North Coast in the Scottish Highlands. It was a brave move which gave Mark the freedom and space to pursue his artistic ideas. Over the decades Edwards regularly exhibited at Scottish art galleries, supplementing his income by working as a gillie during the deerstalking season on the Duke of Westminsterís estate.

In 1984 Mark Edwards was signed to the London agency Artist Partners. Following this he illustrated literally hundreds of book covers for authors such as Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Sue Townsend, Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo (including War Horse) and CS Lewis (Narnia Chronology). Mark Edwards's varied illustration technique has, with other international illustrators, been analysed in 'The New guide to Illustration' (Phaidon Press 1990).

In 2007 Mark Edwards decided to change direction from his successful deer stalking and fishing paintings. As he says: "So instead of placing a deer in the wood, I came across a 1950's photo in a magazine of a man reflected in a window on a busy New York street dressed in a bowler hat and coat, so I placed him in the wood. Instantly there was an immediate tension: what was he doing there?". This was the beginning of Mark's highly successful 'White Wood' series of paintings.

Mark Edwards White Wood paintings are very much in the tradition of British surrealism. In a wintery forest mysterious men wearing large overcoats and bowler hats stand in woods. Steam trains and railway architecture appears in the landscape. But why? It's a mystery .... and a compelling one that continues to appeal to collectors throughout the world.

In addition to Red Rag art gallery Mark Edwards art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Mark Edwards artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Mark EDWARDS - Walking Home
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David FARREN

David Farren was born in 1972 in Wiltshire. He considers himself mainly self-taught although he did complete an art foundation at the University of the West of England in Bristol followed by a short period studying fine art.

David uses expressive brushwork and colour to represent the energy and movement of the urban landscape, providing a snapshot of everyday life. His aim is to capture the ambience and individuality of some of the world's most exciting cities from a street level, concentrating on the people as they go about their daily lives.

"Since visiting New York for the first time in 2000, I have found a real passion for depicting urban day-to-day scenes and trying to capture the energy and drama of city life. I was overwhelmed by its scale and vibrancy and have returned several times since to express the different moods of the city in paint. I also have a great fondness for European cities with their mixture of old and new architecture. I like to concentrate on the people as they go about their everyday business and try to capture moments of everyday life."

Farren produces high-impact paintings in acrylic and oils. David enjoys the immediacy and versatility of both mediums which he finds particularly well-suited to his direct, impressionistic and expressive style of painting. He is fascinated by the changing seasons and how the varied light affects a scene, and his distinctive use of colour is an essential part of reflecting this.

David also enjoys painting landscapes and finds inspiration in the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, as well as from his travels abroad.

David Farren has exhibited widely across the UK with great success and, as well as exhibiting at Red Rag Gallery his paintings have also been shown at other leading British Art Galleries. His accomplished and atmospheric paintings can be found in collections across Europe and America.

Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the David Farren artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide. For further information about David Farren paintings

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David FARREN - Long Winter Shadows
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Peter FOYLE

British Artist Peter Foyle started his painting and art career young and left school with recognition through, awards, sales and art commissions. Initially driven by his innate creative talent and curiosity for interesting and varying painting subject, he would head out of his own accord into the country lanes of Dorset to find inspiration for his art. These elemental skills were later honed at St. Martin's School of Art in London, from which he graduated in 1986.

Flexing his creative ability over the next 14 years, working as a freelance british artist, Peter Foyle eventually settled with his wife up in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is here where his love for Scottish landscape painting and Scottish cityscape painting grew and still provides an abundance of inspiration for his paintings today, among his travels and trips abroad.

Peter Foyle paints loosely, providing a fresh take on familiar subject matter and placing him firmly in the modern art sphere. Mark making with expertise and speed he's able to effortlessly capture light and shadow, giving an impression of the content whilst drawing the viewer into the true ambience and atmosphere of the painting. Much in the same way that light distorts upon refraction to reveal the spectrum of colours, Peter Foyle's landscapes, cityscapes and still life paintings alike, are a myriad of pigments and broken brush strokes, to construct that same hazy reflection seen when light bounces from a surface.

Whether it be found upon the smooth surface of a fruit's skin, the still waters of a Venice canal or a well trodden pavement outside a cafe in Provence, Peter Foyle is able to capture the varying, shimmering, dappled glow of sunlight, remarkably. With such a focus on capturing light, one could argue that the actual subject of Peter Foyle's paintings is light itself.


Peter FOYLE - Dappled Light, Provence
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Simon GARDEN

Simon Garden was born in 1960. He studied at Art Exeter School of Art and Design, graduating with a BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art in 1982. In 2002 Simon Garden was elected as an Academician by The Royal West of England Academy of Art.

The talent of artist Simon Garden was acknowledged early in his art career when as a young artist the first showcase exhibition of his contemporary paintings was snapped up within hours of being displayed. Since then Simon Garden has gone from strength to strength building a strong reputation for imaginative and creative British art. Simon Garden has also had a number of successful one man solo art painting shows and participated in various open contemporary art exhibitions.

Simon Garden uses seductive rich colour and texture in his modern contemporary paintings. He is an artist who creates a sense of composition that is classically beautiful whilst at the same time daring. Simon Garden strips his landscapes and nudes down to their most elemental forms. This rare simplicity and purity of vision in his painting arouses the subconscious and fires the imagination, drawing us irresistibly into a world both dreamlike and timelessness.

Simon Garden paintings are regularly shown at the Royal West of England Academy for Art. Garden paintings have also featured at other major British Art Exhibitions such as The Hunting Art Prize. Today Simon Garden has obtained a strong presence in many British Art collections. His contemporary paintings also appear is many private art collections in the USA, Holland, Australia, Japan and Germany.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Simon Garden has exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Simon Garden artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Simon GARDEN - Gardener's Cottage
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Stuart Luke GATHERER

Although Stuart Luke Gatherer was born and educated in Scotland, his work is internationally claimed, with hugely successful shows from London to New York. It is perhaps his ability to marry the pure enviable skill of classical figurative painting with contemporary imagery and scenes, that is the cause of his ever-growing popularity with collectors.

Similarly to Caravaggio and other artists typical of the Baroque period, Gatherer uses lighting and shadows to enhance the drama of the action occurring in his paintings, captivating the imagination of his views readily.

Gathererís talent to capture the essence of humanity time and time again is rooted in the artist tradition of human observation, in both figure and psychology. As the observer is dropped into the setting right at the point activity, the reaction is to write your own narrative. The mystery of the painters account is enhanced by the background being thrown into shadow.

Itís clear to see from Gathererís artistry, his obsession with the act of painting itself, but it is the story that seizes the eye of the onlooker.


Stuart Luke GATHERER - Bitter Earth
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Joan GILLESPIE

Joan Gillespie was born in Dundee in 1954. She studied painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee and completed a Diploma course at Edinburgh College of Art. Her artistic training at college benefited from studying under Alberto Morrocco and also with Sir Robin Philippson

Joan had an affinity for the art works of some of the Impressionists, the Nabis, the Newlyn School, the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists. Other influences have been modern masters of Fauvism - Derain, Matisse and Cezanne. Composition, paint quality and colour distribution in painting have always been very important to her.

The diversity of Joan Gillespieís work is quite extraordinary. It ranges from enchanting collection of Portraits, Figurative works, Landscapes and Still Life. Her fresh-faced portraits definine the essence of feminine grace and beauty. She captures the cool, calm poses of young women through the simplicity of quick, broad brushstrokes with just a couple of lines.

Joan has a bold, vibrant approach to the use of colour, both in palette choice and wild, carefree application. Despite the vibrancy of tone and texture, her art works are both evocative and quiet in their composition and execution.

Since 2021 Joan Gillespie has been exclusively represented by Red Rag Gallery. Her works are in numerous collections throughout the UK and private art collections in Spain, Australia and USA.


Joan GILLESPIE - Seated Blue Bather
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David GLEESON

The son of two artists, David Gleeson followed suit and nurtured his creative talent early on. He attended Rochdale College of Art before studying Visual Art at Aberystwyth University and painting at Wolverhampton University.

Predominantly known for his work in Still Life, over the last 30 years Gleeson has managed to breathe new life into one of the principal genres of Western art. Setting himself apart from other still life artists with his use of unconventional colours, quirky compositions and overall minimalist feel, Gleeson exhibits his skill and ability to capture highly detailed and realistic subject matter, reminiscent of old masters like Caravaggio, but with a fresh contemporary take.

With around 30 prizes and awards under his belt and boasting exhibitions at the National Portrait and Mall Galleries, Gleeson is no novice when it comes to accepting acclaim for his work; most recently having received recognition for his painting in watercolour which saw him elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters.

In addition to Red Rag Modern Art Gallery David Gleeson's art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the David Gleeson artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern British art it can be shipped worldwide.


David GLEESON - Sunflowers
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Tom GREENWOOD

Based in Bristol Tom has been a realist painter for several years now working in oils, charcoal and pencil. His preference is to paint Landscapes and portraits - both of which are shown at Red Rag Gallery in Bath.

Prior to being involved in the art world Tom worked in Finance in London. In 2010 he became a student at LARA and then went on to teach painting. His work has been featured in the RBA Annual Exhibitions in 2014 and 2015.


Tom GREENWOOD - Lilach
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Nael HANNA

Nael Hanna was born in 1959 in Neneveh, Northern Iraq and is of mixed culture - Greek and Christian Orthodox. From an early age Nael showed interest in art spending much of his childhood studying and drawing animals, birds and people. At the age of nineteen, Hanna entered college before being drafted into the Army to serve during the Iraq-Iran War. Whilst in military service, Nael continued to paint and was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Baghdad. As a result he studied art in Britain.

Starting in 1983, Nael undertook art and language courses in Southampton before being awarded a scholarship to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. In 1987, he won a further scholarship to study at Hospitalfield Summer School, Arbroath, and it was during this time that he developed his great passion for the East coast of Scotland particularly the Angus and Kincardinshire coastline, with its dramatic scenery and ever changing weather.

Upon graduating with First Class Honours in 1989, Nael travelled to Florence to study, after being awarded The Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship. He later returned to the rural Angus countryside where he made his home. After qualifying MPhil in Art at Dundee Hanna became a lecturer in the Fine Art Department of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and then became Artist in Residence at Anton House day centre in Broughty Ferry - a charity providing care services to adults with physical disabilities.

Today, Nael devotes his time fully to painting and continues to be inspired by his deep love of nature, and his fascination with the elements so dramatically displayed within the Scottish landscape and its coastlines. His paintings often transcend the immediate depiction of the landscape and embrace the human relationship with the land. From the people living in these areas- the fisherfolk and their relationship with the sea, and the farmers working the land, Nael Hanna is driven to capture the rhythms, atmosphere and textures so unique to this part of the world.

Talking about his paintings Nael says: ďI am inspired by water, sound and nature, being fascinated by the changing colours and shapes reflected in the sea, land and sky. I enjoy looking for the rhythms created in nature and hope to capture the force of the natural elements which dictate so much to the world that we live in. I spend a great deal of time observing the coastal landscape near my Angus home, and however much at times I feel that I should escape from this recurring subject, I am always willingly drawn back by its sheer beauty and magnetismĒ.

Nael Hanna is the recipient of many art prizes and awards. Over the years his paintings have been exhibited regularly at the RGI, RSA, SSA and SAAC and he has had numerous solo shows. His paintings are instantly recognisable and distinctive with rich texture and a unique colour palate. He paints with vigour and there is an immediacy in his paintings which is extremely stimulating to the viewer, whether it is a Scottish coastal scene or a vibrant still life.

In addition to Red Rag art gallery Nael Hanna art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Nael Hanna artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Nael HANNA - At the Sea's Edge
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Charles HARDAKER

Charles Hardaker was born in 1934. He is an artist of International standing. He trained in the West Midlands at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and the Royal College of Art.

He has been a member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) since 1969 and is also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)

Charles Hardaker contemporary paintings are in many important art collections. These include: the permanent collections of The Tate Art Gallery; the Guildhall of London, the GLC; the Institute of Civil Engineers; The National Library of Wales; and numerous private British art collections and overseas including USA, Canada, Japan and Greece.

Charles Hardaker contemporary paintings typically feature landscapes, still life, portraits and philosophical/ scriptural subjects. More recently Hardaker has been fascinated by the effect of light, shade and colour in a series of internal architectural paintings of his beloved art studio.

Major art commissions underatken by Charles Hardaker include paintings of: the BP Oil Terminal Sullom Voe; the Kielder Reservoir for Northumbria Water; murals for the Howard Hotel, London; the building of the Channel Tunnel for Eurotunnel; two cycles of paintings based on Seven Days of Genesis (7 works) and The Gospel of Thomas (11 works) for Townley Hall, Ireland; also numerous portraits. He has also been engaged in painting murals, at a country house Oxfordshire.

Charles Hardaker has had several solo art exhibitions to date in the USA and at British Art galleries and has been the recipient of many art awards. This includes winning the coveted di Laszlo art medal in 2005 at the Royal Society of British Artists. Hardaker has also been a finalist three times in the prestigious Hunting British Art prizes.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Charles Hardaker has exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Charles Hardaker artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Charles HARDAKER - The Scholar
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Sasha HARDING

Sasha Harding was born in Bath in 1973. She studied at Marlborough College, Shelley Park in Boscombe and Falmouth School of Art where she graduated with a degree in Fine Art.

Although born in Bath, Sasha Harding grew up by the sea on the south coast in Dorset. She was encouraged to paint from an early age and had her first art exhibition at the age of fourteen with an older sister in the sitting room at home. Her interest in art was stimulated, both by her surroundings and a tradition of art and music in the family. Two of Sasha's grandparents were artists and Jeka Kemp, a well-known post impressionist painter, was a great aunt whose sketch books the children were allowed to play with when they were young.

Sasha Harding's contemporary paintings are inspired by her happy childhood spent on the coast of Dorset. She continues to live close to the coast and finds on going inspiration from the sea shore and local life. Sasha's paintings contain limited colours - she uses three colours and white. This allows Sasha to concentrate on her interest in form which is carried through in her depiction of coastal scenes. In these she explores the gentle tones of a beach seen under a cloudy sky, or in the reflective languor of a summer day. Her observations become more sharply drawn in bright sunlight, with clear colours and crisp accents. Harding's sense of the absurd sparkles irrepressibly through her paintings, but the lasting impression is one of great affection for her subject.

Sasha Harding lists many influences on her art works including including the Scottish colourists, Newlyn artists and Stanhope Forbes and Elizabeth Forbes.

Sasha Harding's paintings are available from the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. She has also shown at a number of other leading British art galleries. Her paintings are now in numerous art collections throughout the world.

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Sasha HARDING - The Prom
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Joe HARGAN

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow, 1952. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under Danny Ferguson, James Robertson and David Donaldson.

Joe has exhibited his contemporary paintings regularly since the early 1970's at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolor Society & National Portrait Gallery

He is a founder member of Group 81 Artists who regularly exhibited at McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. In 1981 Joe was elected a member of the Glasgow Art Club. Then in 1985 he became a member of the Paisley Art Institute and later that year elected a council member. In 1989 he was nominated and voted Chairman and President of the prestigious Art Institute. Hargan held the post for 11 years.

In 1996 for the quality of his paintings and his service to Scottish art Joe Hargan was awarded the Paisley Art Institute diploma. The Art Institute was founded in 1876 and has built up a substantial art collection of Scottish Art. It promotes contemporary art through its annual exhibition and also organises the notable Scottish Drawing Competition every two years.

The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. But his paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of vibrant, bold colourist Scottish paintings. Contemporary paintings of the renowned character 'Sniffy' have featured in many of Hargan's paintings and are now collected by art lovers worldwide. Over the years Joe has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent.

Hargan draws inspiration from many sources: Italian renaissance art, Spanish art, American influences such as Rothko and Newman; and of course British artists Francis Bacon, Philipson and David Donaldson

Painting Prizes and Art Awards:

Contemporary Painting Prize, Glasgow School of Art, 1972 First Prize, National Competition - Stirling Smith Art Gallery, 1978 Cargill Art Award, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1982 Torrance Award, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1984 Meyer Oppenheim Award, Royal Scottish Academy of Art, 1986 Hunting Art Group Prizewinner, Mall Galleries, 1988 The Paisley Art Institute Award, 1993 The Contemporary Fine art award, The Paisley Art Institute, 2001 Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize, Royal Scottish Academy of Art 2002 William Bowie Award, Paisley Art Institute 2002. Joe Hargan paintings feature in numerous private and corporate art collections throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These include: BBC, Kuwait Royal Family, Flemings Bank and Bloomberg collection

In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery Joe Hargan art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Joe Hargan artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Joe HARGAN - Musical Chairs
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Peter HEARD

Peter Heard (1939 - 2021) was born in London. His early career was spent as a Civil Engineer and it was the 1970's before he began painting. He was a self-taught artist with an enviable reputation for his use of graphic compositions, bright colour, minute attention to detail and speckless finish. Peter's early paintings were highly detailed, sophisticated and intricate compositions usually depicting quintessential English villages or portraits of the eccentric English at their sports and pastimes, observed with humour and graphic wit. Peter Heard established an international recognition for his highly collectable paintings of the much loved 'naive' genre.

Following a visit to America's east coast where Peter Heard observed the towering lighthouses of North Carolina's Outer Banks, his paintings took a dramatic change of direction. Always fascinated by light and structure, Peter began a stunning collection of fabulously graphic lighthouse paintings 'a magnificent obsession.' He sees these as a culmination of a 35 year career and refers to the first 25 years as 'an apprenticeship' allowing him to perfect his technique. He is now one of the UK's finest and most prolific living painters of lighthouses. He is well-known in the USA as well as Britain - not just for lighthouses, but for for his pictures of boats, women, landscapes, buildings, cars and animals.

The influence of American naive Art is evident in much of Peter Heard's art work. Flat perspective, bold colour and simple graphic forms are reference points to which Peter has added his own contemporary twist. He says of his style that 'my paintings work on two levels, from across the room people are drawn to them to discover on close up how meticulous, detailed and tight they are.'

In 2006 Peter Heard moved from London to rural Somerset, to a quiet picturesque English village on the edge of Exmoor. The influence of the British West Country surroundings features extensively in his later paintings depicting a combination of graphic landscapes and figurative painting. His stunning landscapes have strong forms and colours, yet are intimate and atmospheric as a result of his skillful use of light and shade. Pared down, simple compositions and beautiful rendering of colour are Peter's trademark style.

In 2012 Peter moved from Somerset to a small village in Suffolk and sadly died in 2021.

Peter says: "As you get older you divest yourself of everything. My paintings are getting emptier. I used to paint thousands of people. When you get older and more comfortable with where you have been, you're naturally looking more at spaces and colour so details start to drop off."

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Peter Heard paintings have been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Peter Heard artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Peter HEARD - St Catherine's Head
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Roy HODRIEN

Roy Hodrien was born in 1957 on the Wirral, Lancashire. It was while he attended the local Grammar School that Roy discovered he had a serious interest and talent in painting. As a result of the encouragement from School he went on to complete an art foundation course at the local Art School and then on to further art study in Coventry.

For a period of time Roy developed a fascination with animal art paintings. He undertook many private commissions. His interest in dogs culminated in the publishing of a book entitled ĎPedigree Dogs in Colourí which contained over one hundred illustrations and for which he wrote the complete text.

After working in the advertising world Roy Hodrien began to concentrate on his still life paintings. He has mainly been influenced by the 17th Century Dutch Masters, particularly Willem Kalf and Jan Davidsz de Heem. Roy's technique is based upon the build up of thin layers of paint to produce translucent effects that are essential in high quality photorealist still life paintings. The highlights, though, are achieved through use of thick undiluted paint. It is with these techniques that he aims to capture the richness and precision of the Old Masters paintings whilst maintaining his own individual style. His adaption of traditional techniques into a unique contemporary style has created an enthusiastic following amongst art collectors of the genre.

Roy Hodrien paintings are sold exclusively through Red Rag Gallery and all paintings are sourced direct from Roy Hodrien's studio. Like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be (and often is) shipped worldwide.

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Roy HODRIEN - Coffee Pot with Pears
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Amanda HOSKIN

Amanda Hoskin was born and grew up in Cornwall. She was educated at Tremough Convent and then she studied at Falmouth and Chelsea Colleges of Art and Cornwall College.

After finishing art school Amanda became a freelance wildlife illustrator working and living in London. She began to miss Cornwall and so in the early 90ís moved back to Cornwall and worked as a sailing instructor in the summer months and travelled in the winter. The move prompted Amanda's interest and passion for painting Landscapes. This passion expanded and grew as she continued to produce paintings, and further developed when Hoskin started using watercolours instead of oil paints. This allowed her to paint using different techniques and in many ways paint in more impressionistic styles.

Amanda Hoskin focuses her interest on painting skies and landscapes paying close attention to detail of light particularly when it falls on open water. Amanda specialises in painting Cornish landscapes, and seaside views due to her great love and understanding for the nature that she surrounds herself with.

Amanda spends many hours walking through the countryside allowing herself to observe and experience vistas on every level. It is because of her engagement with the environment that she is able to render her scenes with such enchantment and beauty. Her knowledge is shown through her effective ways of painting light and foliage, sometimes shown calm and tranquil, and sometimes weathered and rustic. It is clear that Amanda provides the viewer with a painting full of depth, charm and intellect, creating a vision of familiarity to anyone native of Cornwall.

Talking about her paintings Amanda says: 'I am an artist who is very much influenced by the Cornish landscape that surrounds me. Living and working in Cornwall is my greatest inspiration. Whenever I find painting difficult or struggle to find inspiration I grab my sketchbook, go for a long walk and find that my ideas come flowing. My sketchbooks are where my paintings start whether it is a quick watercolour, a line drawing or even a written note to myself to remind me later of my feelings and thoughts. Working outside with an instant style, painting is a constant challenge, ever changing, wonderful and sometimes frustrating - but I love it!'

Today Amanda Hoskin is one of the leading British artists specialising in modern impressionism of the Cornish landscape. She paints outdoors, in the tradition of impressionists, skilfully capturing the momentary and transient effects of light. Her paintings are regularly featured in Red Rag art exhibitions.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Amanda Hoskin has also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Amanda Hoskin artist studio in Cornwall and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary modern art it can be shipped worldwide.


Amanda HOSKIN - Foxgloves on the Path Down to the Beach, Tresco
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Jennifer IRVINE

Jennifer Irvine was born in Glasgow in 1956. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1974 until 1978.

Jennifer's early career was spent teaching art in various Glasgow schools. Throughout this period she continued painting and exhibiting before becoming a full time professional artist in 1990.

Jennifer works from her art studio in Glasgow and can also be found painting in Argyll. More recently she has also spent a lot of time in France, Spain and Italy where she has found much of her subject matter.

Inspiration for her paintings is broadly based ranging from still life to seascape and townscape. There is always a strong emphasis on light, shade and pattern in Jennifer's paintings. This is particularly evident in her oil paintings of French villages and Italian townscapes. She draws on the effects of sunlight on an object, be it on a building, water or a still life subject. Her still life paintings are often flowers, fruit and drapery, portrayed in rich vivid colour with a profusion of pattern.

In addition to Red Rag art gallery Jennifer Irvine art work has been exhibited widely throughout Scotland and at other British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Jennifer Irvine artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Jennifer IRVINE - Prayer Trees, Tokyo
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Charles JAMIESON

Charles Jamieson (b.1952) is a Scottish Artist known for his distinctive and intelligent use of colour, coupled with light and shade.

Charles Jamieson studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1969-74, followed by further studies at the Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas where he gained his MFA (Master of Fine Arts).

He is recipient of numerous art awards such as the William Bowie Award in 1999, and the Richmond Hill Gallery Award in 2004 and 2007. He was nominated by The Herald as Ďone of 50 Scottish Artists to invest iní, as well as being a past Chairman of the Aspect Prize and also a past President of the Paisley Art Institute.

Charles Jamiesonís paintings are diverse in subject matter and he is equally comfortable painting still life, landscape, marine, or architectural subjects. He travels widely, capturing the essence of his locations in his pared back landscapes. His work is being increasingly sought after with his paintings being held in collections across the globe, including the Clydebank Museum, Ernst and Young, Prudential, Caledonian Breweries, and the private collections of Harry Enfield and John Le Carre, and the Kuwaiti Royal Family.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Charles Jamieson has exhibited at a number of other English and Scottish art. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Charles Jamieson artist studio and like all Red Rag Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Charles JAMIESON - Side Road, Luberon
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Nagib KARSAN

Nagib Karsan was born in Tanzania in 1955. He spent his early life in Africa and at boarding school in the UK. An enjoyment and talent for art resulted in Nagib undertaking an art course in Kenya before embarking on a varied career in business.

The 1990's brought a less hectic lifestyle and the time to rediscover his interest in art. Nagib is now painting regularly and uses an unusual technique of applying a collage of printed cut paper to the surface before and during the application of paint. This often creates random and unexpected results which are full of interesting textural qualities and enduring appeal.

Nagib's art style is loose and fluid. His paintings have a strong sense of life and immediacy. Karsan finds particular inspiration in the work of Frank Webb. Webb is known for his use of colour in his vibrant watercolour paintings and his influence on Nagib's approach to contemporary paintings is evident. Karsan's paintings are colourful and uplifting, capturing the feeling of a place.

Karsan travels extensively in search of interesting vistas. Nagib has found inspiration in the harbours and towns of the West Country and in Venice. His paintings are the result of careful study and observation. Within his paintings he successfully combines textural content whilst capturing the ever changing light of the landscape.

Nagib Karsan is a member of several British art societies and his art work can be found at various British art galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Nagib Karsan artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Nagib KARSAN - Battersea Power Station and the Thames
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Michael KIDD

Michael Kidd (1937-2022) was born in London. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art where he gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Arts. Fellow art students included the film director Ridley Scott and artist David Hockney. After leaving the Royal College of Art Kidd worked as an art director in some of London's leading advertising agencies before moving the USA.

In 1966 Michael Kidd moved to New York to work as a creative director. Following his return to the UK he began directing T.V. and Cinema commercials in Europe, America and the UK and undertaking work for British Airways, Coca Cola, Lloyds and Barclays Bank, Ford Motor Company and many more.

From 1981 Michael Kidd began painting between film shoots. Slowly painting became more important to him and more people started to buy his beautiful modern art. As a result Kidd eventually gave up directing to become a full-time artist.

All of Michael Kidd's modern art work showed a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. Kidd tended to produce paintings on themes - gardens, chateaux, coastal, cities, whatever subject held his interest.

Michael Kidd said he tends to 'think in terms of numbers'. He is facinated by 'patterns and mathematics, the poetry of the indecipherable'. Kidd's modern art shows his characteristic pleasure with what he called 'playing with different perspectives - giving the illusion of the reality, and keeping it simple'.

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Michael KIDD - Topiary Garden
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John KINGSLEY

John Kingsley RSW PAI (b.1956) is a Scottish artist born in Glasgow. Working in both representational and more abstract formats, the landscapes of Scotland and Provence in particular have been long-standing sources of inspiration for him.

He studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1973-77 under the tutorship of Geoffrey Squire, and other prominent Scottish artists such as James D. Robertson and David Donaldson.

Continuing his work in Scottish art, in 1979 John Kingsley was elected an artist member of the Glasgow Art Club. From 1980-86 he exhibited solo shows at the annual S.N.O. promenade concerts at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow and in 1986 he was elected a member of Group 81 Artists, who exhibited regularly at the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.

A finalist in the Hunting Art prizes competition in London in 1989, 1993, and 1998, and highly commended in the same competition in 1996, John Kingsley has firmly established his reputation as a leading Scottish contemporary artist. He won the William Bowie Landscape Prize in 1991 and the Mary Armour Award at the Paisley Art Institute in 1992. Other awards include the Paisley Art Institute prize in 2003, the Reid Kerr College Award for painting in 2006, the Watermark Award in 2013, and the May Marshall Brown Award in 2017 (both at the RSW). John Kingsley also served as a member of the council of the Paisley Art Institute for fifteen years and was recently made an RSW after being elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Today, John Kingsley lives and works in Glasgow, and has an international reputation with art works in many private and public collections across Europe, Australia, Canada, and the USA. His paintings can be found in the art collections of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, the Argyle and Bute District Council, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery John Kingsley has exhibited at a number of other Scottish Art Galleries including the Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Academy, and the Paisley Institute. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the John Kingsley artist studio and like all Red Rag Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


John KINGSLEY - Fields Under Snow, Ayrshire
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Simon LAURIE

Simon Laurie was born in Glasgow in 1964, studying at the Glasgow School of Fine Art between 1982 and 1987.

Simon Laurie has developed a very individual abstract style; his paintings are typically inspired by everyday objects, fish, boats and religious symbols as well as Scottish life and society. Simon's artwork has been said to combine the purity and formalism of the St Ives School with the rich tradition of the Scottish colourists. His paintings are full of colour and enduring interest, displaying an elegant sense of space and perspective.

Using bold and vibrant colours Simon Laurie creates paintings which have a resonance with collage artworks. Each painting is created using bright acrylics in a simple form with perfect balance and deeply satisfying compositions. This distinctive style has earned Simon many prestigious art awards from the Scottish societies including: 'Teachers' Whisky Travel Award, RGI; the Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW; and the John Cunningham Award at RGI Annual Exhibition. His artwork is also held by well-known collections including the Contemporary Arts Society, London and the Aberdeen Art Gallery.

In 1991 Simon Laurie was elected a Member of the Royal Scottish Watercolourists (RSW) and a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) in 2000.

In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery Simon Laurieís artwork has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Simon Laurie artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Simon LAURIE - Still Life, Lamp and Fish
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Carl LONGWORTH

Carl Longworth is an exceptionally talented young British sculptor. He creates exquisite bronzes of wildlife. His sculptures are influenced by an early interest in figurative form, showing perceptive attention to muscle tone, posture and expression in his subjects.

Longworth approaches traditional subjects from an innovative angle. His imaginative treatment of natural history subjects is shown through creative lines and distinctive patinations. While modern in his approach Carl has moved away from his early figurative work towards devoting his enthusiasm for wildlife studies. Thus he approaches each natural subject with the same attention to muscle tones, posture, and expression as befits a figurative artist. Not only does Carl capture the unique essence of each individual animal but he also adds long and elegant lines to further enhance the beauty of his bronze sculptures.

Talking about this work Carl says: ' I wish only to capture the simple essence and movement of the beautiful.' After studying the subject Longworth initially makes models in wax or clay building up the perfect detail and character before the complicated bronze casting with patinations process takes place. All his sculptures are limited editions.


Carl LONGWORTH - Breaking Dawn (Edition AC)
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Andrew MACARA

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. Although he studied contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting, he considers himself a self-taught artist.

Today Andrew Macara has one of the most distinctive styles of present day contemporary British Artists and has enjoyed considerable success. He is a member of the prestigious New English Art Club having been elected in 1984

Talking about Macara's paintings, Professor Ken Howard RA says: 'I have known and admired his work for many years. Although he has painted many different subjects over the years, the subject is always incidental to light. His paintings glow and as with all the best paintings of light they never describe, they are always an equivalent for light - the light comes from the canvas. As well as being full of light, his paintings are also full of life. Whether it be life on the beach, in the playground or in the zoo, Andrew simplifies but always captures the essence of his subject. His work is full of movement, atmosphere and space and his paintings are deservedly popular for he always touches on the everyday joy of life.'

Andrew Macara has undertaken several painting commissions for Public and Private Modern British Art collectors. These include a series of contemporary paintings for Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford, Scott Bader Company, New Parliamentary Building, Westminster and the Hilton Hotel Group for their corporate headquarters.

Andrew Macara has won many art awards including Sir Huw Weldon, Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, Brian Sewell, Gileas Auty and Lord Palumbos choice, Discerning Eye Exhibition. Andrew was awarded the coveted De Lazlo art medal in 1985 and his latest art award was at the RBA in 2005.

Andrew Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings from around the world, but his native Derbyshire continues to feature in many paintings - particularly the more recent Winter scenes. Other subjects with strong demand are Andrew's British seaside paintings.

Andrew Macara is now established as a very collectible contemporary figurative artist. His contemporary paintings are always in demand and much sought after and, over the years, his paintings have proved to be a good British Art Investment.

Andrew Macara art works are also available at Red Rag as Limited Edition Prints. Select this Red Rag Gallery link to view Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Andrew Macara art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Andrew Macara artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Andrew MACARA  - Twisted Tree, Winter, Allestree Park, Derby
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Donald MacLEAN

Donald MacLean (b.1962) is a Scottish artist producing still life and landscape paintings. Brought up in Paisley, Scotland, Donald studied Fine Art (sculpture) at Glasgow School of Art from 1980-85. Much of his student work explored organic forms and textures through clay and wax modelling, and bronze casting.

After graduating, Donald pursued a life-long interest in the theatre. Starting with community and educational theatre around central Scotland, he then moved to Cardiff to take up Postgraduate studies in theatre design and production at University College Cardiff, returning to Scotland in 1989. Donald started to pursue a freelance career in theatre design and scenic art with many Scottish theatre companies, including: The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, The Citizens Theatre and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet as well as production and event management such as the millennium and tercentenary events for the town of Campbeltown, Argyll. He also taught on the technical theatre course at Coatbridge College.

Donald continued to work in theatre into the early 2000s. Following a move from Glasgow to the west coast of Scotland he decided to pursue painting again. He began to exhibit at local galleries and The Paisley Art Institute. In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery, he has exhibited in galleries from Glasgow to Devon as well as art fairs in Edinburgh and Chelsea.

Donald was initially inspired by the Scottish landscape around his home, but he has since gradually developed an interest in the Ďdesigní aspects of still life painting allowing him to examine themes of colour and composition. This has gradually developed into a stylistically more contemporary approach, which has led him to return to some of the themes of his college years sculptures Ė this time exploring organic plant forms in painting terms of colour and pattern. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Donald MacLean artist studio and like all Red Rag Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Donald MacLEAN - Big Calathea
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Este MacLEOD

Este Macleod was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1968. From a young child all she wanted to do was draw and paint. After completing her schooling Este continued to study art at the Pretoria Technikon and in 1994 she obtained a Higher National Diploma in Textile Design.

Este MacLeod began her career in South Africa as a textile designer and ceramicist. She relocated to the UK in 1999 where she has continued to paint, exhibit and create her ceramics. More recently she completed an MA at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.

Through her art work Este MacLeod reflects on the sentiments and nostalgia surrounding the on-going process of life. She is primarily a colourist painter focusing on the concept of domesticity. Vintage household objects, simplified plant and natural forms inform Este's still life and landscape paintings. Her aim is not to represent objects, but to interpret everyday items in a distorted way. She simplifies recognisable everyday objects by including working methods such as the use of lines, complimentary colours and layering of paint and by a variety of scraping techniques. She uses complimentary colours, layered paint and a variety of scraping techniques to add texture to her paintings.

Este MacLeod exhibits in the UK and abroad on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Her paintings and sculptures are in public and private collections around the world.


Este MacLEOD - Juicy Red
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Stephen MANGAN

Edinburgh born in 1964, Stephen Mangan graduated with a BA Honours degree from Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, Dundee, in 1988. Following his post graduate diploma in 1989, Stephen Manganís work has been acknowledged with many prestigious awards and scholarships over the years and has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Holland.

Manganís figurative work is particularly distinctive with an otherworldly feel. Favourite themes include racecourses, train stations, beaches, harbours, fairgrounds, cafes and theatres where the busy scenes are almost eerily calm with each figure engaged in their individual, quiet contemplation.

Stephen Mangan says, ďIím interested in the relationship between people and certain leisure environments; how they, or we, fit into the world. I seem to be drawn to people in group situations, yet I paint them as separate individuals who do not look as though they are with other people. It is an odd type of interactionĒ.

Manganís style is methodical with careful consideration given to composition. Razor-sharp lines - as seen in boats masts, racing posts, beach huts and horizons - create a pleasing geometry to guide the eye and provide balance to the roundness of the main figures - the boats, horses and people, for example.

Stephen Manganís use of chiaroscuro (light/shade) technique emphasises the atmospheric feeling in his work. ďItís a slow process where the paintings are carefully planned, built-up thinly and glazed often. I use light to create depth, shadows and contrastĒ. This technique echoes the geometric elements, light coming through a window, for example, or in shadows cast diagonally across a scene.

Manganís transcendent work is considered highly collectable and is held in many private and public collections globally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery, Stephen Manganís artwork has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag Gallery is sourced from Stephen Manganís artistís studio and, like all Red Rag Scottish Art and Contemporary Art, can be shipped worldwide.


Stephen MANGAN - Beach Scene with Striped Deck Chair
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Jenny MATTHEWS

Jenny Matthews was born in 1964 in Montreal, Canada. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1986.

Having always been inspired by the nature surrounding her, most especially the native flora, Scottish watercolourist Jenny Matthews is predominantly known for her celebrated paintings of flowers. Her passion and talent for capturing the subject matter stems from the very beginnings of her artistic journey and was notably nurtured and refined during her Botanical Illustration elective at Edinburgh College of Art.

In the same way that the natural subject surrounding Jenny Matthews is central to her work so are the characteristics of her chosen medium, watercolour. The serendipitous variations that occur during the application of watercolour stimulates a more explorative and intuitive way of working, which Jenny Matthews finds a source of constant inspiration. Playing with the balance of water to pigment ratio allows work to be both highly detailed or more abstract. These variations lend themselves to the natural and often minute variations within the forms of flowers and have inspired Jenny Matthews to create unique works within the paradigm of a fairly traditional subject matter.

Having recently been elected as a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Jenny Matthews'† list of achievements don't show signs of slowing down anytime soon. This honour comes as a welcomed addition to the many accolades Jenny Matthews has received previously and puts her at the forefront of contemporary painters in watercolour.


Jenny MATTHEWS - Marie's French Flowers
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Catriona MILLAR

Catriona Millar was born in Milngavie, Glasgow in 1956. She studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen graduating in 2005.

In a very short timescale Catriona Millar has established herself as one of Scotland's most collectable artists. She produces bold, colourful art works. Often these are inspired by her own life experience combined with creative flair. The results are unique and highly recognisable figurative paintings which captivate and delight the many art collectors of her work.

Catriona Millar paints in the rural isolation of the Scottish countryside. Surrounding her are portraits of relatives, teachers and neighbours - who are often the inspiration of her paintings. Catriona Millar does not use a paintbrush. She prefers to use a palette knife, which enables her to apply paint thickly, producing the textured effect that has become her trademark. Viewing Catriona Millar's paintings it is tempting to reach out and touch the canvas and the tactile looking surface. This painting technique and the subtle nuances of narrative that she achieves using this method is what sets Catriona's figurative work apart.

The subject of Catriona Milllar's paintings is almost exclusively people. Her fascination with faces and the sensuality of flesh dictate her muse, while her intensely layered application creates a story that unfolds with each stroke. It is perhaps this strong connection with her subject matter that art collectors have been drawn to providing Catriona with incredible and unexpected sucess.

Talking about her sucess Catriona Millar says: " Had I gone to art school in my 20s I might not have enjoyed the same success. I won a scholarship in the early 1970s in Harrogate but then moved back to Aberdeen so I didn't complete it ". She continued to paint but, with two children to raise, family responsibilities took priority and art had to take a back seat. It wasn't until the late 1990s when, dropping her now grown-up son off at Gray's School of Art where he was a life model, that Catriona became intrigued by the art studio where first-year students were busily working away. That glimpse of budding young artists learning their craft spurred Catriona to apply, and by the time she was hanging her degree show in 2005 word had spread about her paintings - and even the lecturers were queuing up to buy her work.

Today Catriona Millar is recognised as one of Scotland's foremost figurative painters. She is listed in the 2012 edition of Who's Who in Scotland. The Sunday Herald Newspaper has ranked her in the top five most collectable Scottish artists and her work is collected throughout Europe, the Far East and America. She has won the respect and acclaim of collectors, critics and leading galleries while her stunning works continue to enjoy a special place amongst the contemporary art buying public.


Catriona MILLAR - Esther's Happy Bird
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Morag MUIR

Morag Muir was born in Glasgow in 1960. She studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, graduating in 1982. Her tutors included Alberto Morroco and Dave McClure. A year later Morag completed a year of postgraduate study in 1983, winning the John Milne Purvis Prize and the Major Travelling Scholarship, which financed further study in Italy.

After graduating Morag Muir successfully balanced a career painting and lecturing. Increasing demand for her art work later resulted in Morag concentrating her efforts on painting and she is now a full-time artist.

In recent years Morag Muir's paintings have become more colourful, often echoing the hues of Eastern iconography and early Christian art. Recurring themes to her work include stained glass windows, flowers, textiles and ethnic bric-a-brac share the canvas, populating sometimes curious, ambiguous spaces. As much as anything Morag Muir is motivtaed by the sheer joy of painting. She enjoys the physical act of mixing colour and media to achieve specific textures and transparencies and the constant challenge of communicating her personal aesthetic in physical form.

Morag Muir is the recipient of several art awards. These include: the John Milne Purvis Prize; Scottish Education Department Major Travelling Scholarship; and a Scottish Arts Council Bursary for printmaking. She also received the Small Painting Award (RSW) and three prestigious awards at the Paisley Art Institute.

In addition to Red Rag Gallery Morag Muir has exhibited at numerous venues throughout Scotland and the U.K. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Morag Muir artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art it can be shipped worldwide.


Morag MUIR - A Window Table
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Paul MURRAY

Paul MURRAY - Malaga Altar
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Fiona NORTH

Born in England in 1957, Fiona North went on to move to Aberdeen in 1960 and gained a HNC in Fine Art followed by studies at Gray's School of Art where she gained a BA Hons in Fine Art, and she has lived and worked in Aberdeen ever since.

Fiona has always had a keen interest in painting old architecture, interiors and figure drawing. On her work, Fiona North has revealed that she attempts to capture the varying atmospheres we as an audience experience in different locations. Much of her subject matter is abandoned, empty buildings, void of human interaction. However the painter does also complete figurative work, and her distinctive style is emphasized through her use of oil on paper on board.

Fiona North's preferred medium is oil, and depending on what she is painting she can go from smooth lines and shadows to a looser style of working. Fiona North has also said that, "Light perspective and mood are an important factor in my work which I try to convey by using a subtle colour palette."

Fiona has had continued success since graduating and has exhibited at the RSA and shows her work with Red Rag Gallery in Bath as well as other leading galleries.


Fiona NORTH - The Last Flight
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Steven OUTRAM

Steven Outram RBA was born in Dartford, Kent in 1953. Steven studied contemporary art at Medway College of Art, graduating in 1973.

As a young artist Steven Outram started exhibiting his contemporary paintings in modern art galleries before graduating from Art College. Since leaving Art college Steven Outram has spent his entire career as a professional artist.

Steven Outram was described as a 'mood painter par excellence' by an Art Review critic at his first one man contemporary show in London. Outram's contemporary paintings are representations of states of mind using naturalistic imagery. Typically Outram responds with feeling to the changing natural effects of climate and skies over simple Gloucestershire land forms His contemporary paintings survey the infinite potential of seeing the extraordinary in typical aspects of British landscape.

Steven Outram exhibited at five solo art exhibitions in London between 1979 and 1986. This led Outram to showing his paintings Internationally with shows in New York and Seattle.

Steven Outram has continued to exhibit in modern British art galleries and was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 2003. In the same year Outram's painting won him a place in the 'Not The Turner Prize Exhibition', held at the Mall Galleries which attracted over 10,000 entries. The following year another painting by Outram won him a prize in the 2004 Exhibition. It was a contemporary landscape painting 'The Climb'.

In 2005 Outram was awarded two art awards in RBA annual exhibition (The Artist Magazine Award and the Sir William Ramsey School Award).

In addition to annual exhibitions with the RBA Steven Outram has also exhibited frequently with other British Art Societies including the New English Art Club, the Pastel Society and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Steven Outram has exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Steven Outram artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Steven OUTRAM - So Near (So Far)
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Stephen John OWEN

The raw beauty of the Welsh landscape, with its winding roads leading to smatterings of rubble-stoned cottages, dramatic coastlines and mountainous countryside, isnít lost on Stephen John Owen.

1 of 9 and from humble beginnings, Stephen John Owen allowed his passion for art and the inspiration of the landscape around him, to elevate him to success in the art world. Despite being self-taught, his work can now be found in private collections across the globe and he is renowned for selling out a show. Initially encouraged by his aunt, he still works with her pallet knife and brushes today, providing him with a daily reminder to work with that very same childlike joy that she instilled within him at the start of his creative journey.

Stephen John Owen tends to use a limited pallet for each of his paintings, selecting colour based on his own mood and the emotion he wants to convey behind the work. With his ability to narrow down pallet, select, outline and simplify shape, Owen highlights and creates space for the viewer to see the true allurement of the places he paints and loves. Simplicity seems to be a theme, not only with the work but the artist himself: ĎI see things how they are, and I paint them as suchí. However what isnít simple, is the evocative response, people seemingly so far removed from the Welsh landscape, are still able to have to his work.


Stephen John OWEN - Coastal House
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Shanti PANCHAL

Shanti Panchalís subjects are symbols - enigmatic, potent and unsettling. An inner spirituality from the stillness of his figures emanates from the subjectsí huge eyes and then gathers in the darkened centre of the forehead - Shivaís third eye, the mystical core of intuitive vision. Stillness and tranquillity belie the complex interplay of emotions and relationships between the figures. No distracting detail surrounds them, giving them timeless quality and universal appeal.

Shanti says, ĎThe world is a stage where each one of us has a role to play. Here on this stage, we are destined with a purpose. There is an entry and an exit. Many great people have experienced this concept and have realised the ultimate truth, which is, ironically, so personal. And this personal journey of self-discovery through the obscured events of our lives allows us to see beyond the realities that confront us every day. Often the events of my life compel me to paint that which is not visible. One drifts between the real and the unreal: the real becomes unreal and the unreal becomes real. This escape and shifting of focus is the essence of survival - I seek spiritual vision and values through my work; and although the mystical and spiritual vision of El Greco and William Blake move me immensely, my own understanding and interior vision is firmly rooted in my Hindu sensibilityí.

It was during Shanti Panchalís early years in London and whilst travelling to Europe and America that he observed that, historically, the potential of watercolour had not been explored to the same extent of oil and acrylic. He realised that, to achieve true depth, colour must penetrate the paper and subsequently developed his technique of mixing his colours directly on the paper rather than on a palette. Seeing the many layers of paint that he uses as a reflection of lifeís layers and experiences, Shanti has developed a very personal language in his painting, especially with his use of earthen colours, which very much relate to his early years in Gujarat.

Born in Mesar, (Gujarat, India), Shanti Panchal began his artistic studies in Bombay, continuing in London at Byam Shaw School of Art, London, with a British Council Scholarship. Thereafter, a period as Artist in Residence for various institutions, including the British Museum and Windsor and Newton, saw the beginning of a notable career highlighted by countless prestigious awards and exhibitions. Shanti has recently become Honorary Member of both the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS). Commissions include one for the Imperial War Museum, London and various Public Art murals for the City of London and Stoke on Trent.

Shanti Panchalís contemporary artwork is represented extensively in private and public art collections in both the UK and India. As well as being represented by Red Rag Gallery, Shanti Panchalís work is exhibited at many major London galleries and throughout the UK and India. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the artistís studio and, like all Red Rag contemporary art, it can be shipped worldwide.


Shanti PANCHAL - Blue Scarf
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Gemma PEARCE

Gemma Pearce was born in Dorset in 1972. She studied Art & Design at Shelly Park, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art, where she obtained a Diploma in Fine Art. Later she studied at Bath College of Higher Education where she obtained a BA (Hons) in Illustration.

Passionate about Cornwall, Gemma eventually moved to Mousehole with her family 18 years ago and, finding herself in the perfect place, surrounded by the sea, harbours, galleries and the ever-changing Cornish beauty, she has been constantly inspired to paint.

Recent art work is mainly of a Ďstill lifeí nature, but Gemma is also influenced by, and drawn to, the Cornish light and landscape. The soft colours, shapes, textures, patterns and rooftops, wildlife and flowers as well as the more industrial working harbours and old tin mines provide constant inspiration. She loves nothing more than getting lost in a beautiful view through a window. Gemma's paintings feature a limited palette of colour allowing her to capture the subtle moods of her chosen subject matter.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery, Gemma Pearce has also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag us sourced from the Gemma Pearce artist studio and, like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art, it can be shipped worldwide.

Artist Gemma Pearce is one of a growing number or artists whose art works feature at Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold. The gallery offers an extensive choice of British art, contemporary sculptures and collectable art prints from present-day artists. Should you wish to buy or require further information about art from Gemma Pearce, please email Red Rag Art Gallery or phone us on the number below.


Gemma PEARCE - They Return to My Apple Tree, Robin and All the rest
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David POLE

David Pole was born in Usk (Wales) in 1955 and grew up in the Wye Valley. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist and when he left school attended Newport College of Art and Design. Being most interested in line and drawing, at college he chose to study illustration with the subsidiary subjects of etching, and letter form.

In the early 1980's David moved to the Cotswolds where he continues to live and work. He has exhibited widely in the UK, taking part in many one man and mixed shows including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal West of England Academy.

Although having made a career as a painter of exquisitely detailed and colourful paintings of animals and still-lives, David has always produced work exploring lettering. Enjoying the creative process involved in trying to Ďfití the drawn letter forms used or the mood evoked. These works often develop from ideas inspired by extracts of poetry.

"My work, whilst representational, does not seek to reproduce reality but rather by assembling various disparate elements, often with symbolic significance, attempts to convey a depth and intensity felt towards the natural world and the way it imbues the creative imagination."


David POLE - They return to my Apple Tree, Robin & All the Rest
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Rex PRESTON

Rex Preston was born in Birmingham in 1948. At school he always enjoyed art lessons and spent much of his time painting and drawing. In his teens, Rex Preston was accepted at Newcastle-under-Lyme School of Art on the strength of his sketchbooks and then went on to study at Derby College of Art.

After college, Rex Preston was employed as a designer at a Printers in Derby. In his own time he always continued to paint and soon began to sell many of his paintings. At the age of 21, Rex decided to take-up painting full-time. His early paintings featured a variety of subjects, but his interest in the countryside naturally led him towards landscape painting. Today he is one of the country's leading landscape artists with a national and international reputation.

Rex Preston is inspired by the true colour of nature but also draws inspiration from the great masters, notably Monetís later work, Constableís oil sketches and Turner's atmospheric effects of light and colour. These influences together with his continuous observation of nature have culminated in Preston's loose semi-abstract style.

The style of Rex Preston's paintings was not a result of a conscious decision. His natural style just evolved over the years. However, one constant influence of Rex's paintings has been living by a river in a beautiful part of Derbyshire and as a result experiencing nature's changing moods at first hand. Rex Preston get his inspiration from the landscape and loves to paint everything from the moody, mountainous landscapes of Scotland to the beautiful spring flowers on the cliffs in Cornwall. Each year Rex goes on many painting trips around the country, either finding new areas to paint or revisiting favourite areas like Cornwall. In recent years Rex has added Norfolk and Pembrokeshire to his list of favourite locations.

Rex Preston never accepts commissions, which leaves him free to paint whatever he wants with enthusiasm. He has always had a fascination with wild, unspoilt areas and spends as much time as possible out in the British countryside searching for subjects. When the weather allows, Rex paints out on location. He is drawn colourful scenes with interesting light and reflections. Many of Rex's paintings are started as sketches which he finds helpful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres, often in showery weather when it would be impossible to paint. Back in his studio, his sketch will remind him of what really inspired him and, together with his memory and imagination, will give him all Rex needs to complete the painting. Most of Rex's larger paintings are done from sketches, as they are too big to paint on location, but Rex surrounded himself in his studio with his plain-air paintings to help with the colour.

Speaking about his paintings Rex Preston says: 'I spend as much time as possible out in the countryside whatever the weather searching for subjects. When the weather allows it, I paint out on location and just walk until something takes my eye. Quite often I donít know what I am looking for, but it usually involves colour, light and reflections. Sketching is also very useful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres of the countryside. Often in showery weather when it is impossible to paint, a sketch can record the changing skies and light effects. The most incredible effect might only last for a few minutes, but with a pencil and sketchbook, I can capture enough to be able to paint it later. Back in the studio, my sketch will remind me of what really inspired me and, together with my memory and imagination, will give me all I need to complete the painting.'

Although Rex Preston has painted in watercolour and acrylic, he always return to oils as his preferred medium. In addition to Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery Rex Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Rex Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be promptly shipped worldwide.


Rex PRESTON - Summer Flowers, Cornwall
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Mark PRESTON

Mark Preston was born in Derby in 1976. He is the younger member of a well-known artistic family. Mark studied illustration at Anglia University in Cambridge, but it was sketching and painting trips with his father, Rex Preston, to the Peak District, Cornwall and Scotland that really inspired him to become a landscape painter.

Mark Preston has been painting full time as a professional artist since leaving university at the age of 21. He paints in acrylics and works mainly in situ, with relatively little time spent in the studio. He is in his element when working out on location. Frank Ruhrmund, Art Critic, The Cornishman says: ' Mark Preston's paintings possesses an air of authenticity and are steeped in reality. It is clear to see he is a plein-air artist'

There is a real freshness and emotion to Mark Preston's paintings much of which is attributable to his plein-air approach to land and seascapes. He says: 'For me experiencing the landscape and weather directly is essential to attempt to capture them in paint; I just need to be there to respond to the situation and the spirit of the landscape'

Derbyshire and the Penwith area of Cornwall are the main areas which feature in Mark's paintings. The way that the changing seasons and weather affect these places fascinates him. Although interested in discovering new places, Mark often prefers to get to know somewhere intimately, finding the more familiar he gets with an area, the more he sees in it.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Mark Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Mark Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

Red Rag Gallery also promotes art prints by Mark Preston. Follow this link to view Limited Edition Prints from British artist Mark Preston.
Mark PRESTON - Foxgloves, Rosemergy
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Rex PRESTON

Rex Preston was born in Birmingham in 1948. At school he always enjoyed art lessons and spent much of his time painting and drawing. In his teens, Rex Preston was accepted at Newcastle-under-Lyme School of Art on the strength of his sketchbooks and then went on to study at Derby College of Art.

After college, Rex Preston was employed as a designer at a Printers in Derby. In his own time he always continued to paint and soon began to sell many of his paintings. At the age of 21, Rex decided to take-up painting full-time. His early paintings featured a variety of subjects, but his interest in the countryside naturally led him towards landscape painting. Today he is one of the country's leading landscape artists with a national and international reputation.

Rex Preston is inspired by the true colour of nature but also draws inspiration from the great masters, notably Monetís later work, Constableís oil sketches and Turner's atmospheric effects of light and colour. These influences together with his continuous observation of nature have culminated in Preston's loose semi-abstract style.

The style of Rex Preston's paintings was not a result of a conscious decision. His natural style just evolved over the years. However, one constant influence of Rex's paintings has been living by a river in a beautiful part of Derbyshire and as a result experiencing nature's changing moods at first hand. Rex Preston get his inspiration from the landscape and loves to paint everything from the moody, mountainous landscapes of Scotland to the beautiful spring flowers on the cliffs in Cornwall. Each year Rex goes on many painting trips around the country, either finding new areas to paint or revisiting favourite areas like Cornwall. In recent years Rex has added Norfolk and Pembrokeshire to his list of favourite locations.

Rex Preston never accepts commissions, which leaves him free to paint whatever he wants with enthusiasm. He has always had a fascination with wild, unspoilt areas and spends as much time as possible out in the British countryside searching for subjects. When the weather allows, Rex paints out on location. He is drawn colourful scenes with interesting light and reflections. Many of Rex's paintings are started as sketches which he finds helpful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres, often in showery weather when it would be impossible to paint. Back in his studio, his sketch will remind him of what really inspired him and, together with his memory and imagination, will give him all Rex needs to complete the painting. Most of Rex's larger paintings are done from sketches, as they are too big to paint on location, but Rex surrounded himself in his studio with his plain-air paintings to help with the colour.

Speaking about his paintings Rex Preston says: 'I spend as much time as possible out in the countryside whatever the weather searching for subjects. When the weather allows it, I paint out on location and just walk until something takes my eye. Quite often I donít know what I am looking for, but it usually involves colour, light and reflections. Sketching is also very useful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres of the countryside. Often in showery weather when it is impossible to paint, a sketch can record the changing skies and light effects. The most incredible effect might only last for a few minutes, but with a pencil and sketchbook, I can capture enough to be able to paint it later. Back in the studio, my sketch will remind me of what really inspired me and, together with my memory and imagination, will give me all I need to complete the painting.'

Although Rex Preston has painted in watercolour and acrylic, he always return to oils as his preferred medium. In addition to Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery Rex Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Rex Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be promptly shipped worldwide.


Rex PRESTON - Warm Summer's Day, Derbyshire Moorland
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Mark PRESTON

Mark Preston was born in Derby in 1976. He is the younger member of a well-known artistic family. Mark studied illustration at Anglia University in Cambridge, but it was sketching and painting trips with his father, Rex Preston, to the Peak District, Cornwall and Scotland that really inspired him to become a landscape painter.

Mark Preston has been painting full time as a professional artist since leaving university at the age of 21. He paints in acrylics and works mainly in situ, with relatively little time spent in the studio. He is in his element when working out on location. Frank Ruhrmund, Art Critic, The Cornishman says: ' Mark Preston's paintings possesses an air of authenticity and are steeped in reality. It is clear to see he is a plein-air artist'

There is a real freshness and emotion to Mark Preston's paintings much of which is attributable to his plein-air approach to land and seascapes. He says: 'For me experiencing the landscape and weather directly is essential to attempt to capture them in paint; I just need to be there to respond to the situation and the spirit of the landscape'

Derbyshire and the Penwith area of Cornwall are the main areas which feature in Mark's paintings. The way that the changing seasons and weather affect these places fascinates him. Although interested in discovering new places, Mark often prefers to get to know somewhere intimately, finding the more familiar he gets with an area, the more he sees in it.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Mark Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Mark Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

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Mark PRESTON - Gorse and Bluebells, Trevean Cliffs
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Rex PRESTON

Rex Preston was born in Birmingham in 1948. At school he always enjoyed art lessons and spent much of his time painting and drawing. In his teens, Rex Preston was accepted at Newcastle-under-Lyme School of Art on the strength of his sketchbooks and then went on to study at Derby College of Art.

After college, Rex Preston was employed as a designer at a Printers in Derby. In his own time he always continued to paint and soon began to sell many of his paintings. At the age of 21, Rex decided to take-up painting full-time. His early paintings featured a variety of subjects, but his interest in the countryside naturally led him towards landscape painting. Today he is one of the country's leading landscape artists with a national and international reputation.

Rex Preston is inspired by the true colour of nature but also draws inspiration from the great masters, notably Monetís later work, Constableís oil sketches and Turner's atmospheric effects of light and colour. These influences together with his continuous observation of nature have culminated in Preston's loose semi-abstract style.

The style of Rex Preston's paintings was not a result of a conscious decision. His natural style just evolved over the years. However, one constant influence of Rex's paintings has been living by a river in a beautiful part of Derbyshire and as a result experiencing nature's changing moods at first hand. Rex Preston get his inspiration from the landscape and loves to paint everything from the moody, mountainous landscapes of Scotland to the beautiful spring flowers on the cliffs in Cornwall. Each year Rex goes on many painting trips around the country, either finding new areas to paint or revisiting favourite areas like Cornwall. In recent years Rex has added Norfolk and Pembrokeshire to his list of favourite locations.

Rex Preston never accepts commissions, which leaves him free to paint whatever he wants with enthusiasm. He has always had a fascination with wild, unspoilt areas and spends as much time as possible out in the British countryside searching for subjects. When the weather allows, Rex paints out on location. He is drawn colourful scenes with interesting light and reflections. Many of Rex's paintings are started as sketches which he finds helpful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres, often in showery weather when it would be impossible to paint. Back in his studio, his sketch will remind him of what really inspired him and, together with his memory and imagination, will give him all Rex needs to complete the painting. Most of Rex's larger paintings are done from sketches, as they are too big to paint on location, but Rex surrounded himself in his studio with his plain-air paintings to help with the colour.

Speaking about his paintings Rex Preston says: 'I spend as much time as possible out in the countryside whatever the weather searching for subjects. When the weather allows it, I paint out on location and just walk until something takes my eye. Quite often I donít know what I am looking for, but it usually involves colour, light and reflections. Sketching is also very useful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres of the countryside. Often in showery weather when it is impossible to paint, a sketch can record the changing skies and light effects. The most incredible effect might only last for a few minutes, but with a pencil and sketchbook, I can capture enough to be able to paint it later. Back in the studio, my sketch will remind me of what really inspired me and, together with my memory and imagination, will give me all I need to complete the painting.'

Although Rex Preston has painted in watercolour and acrylic, he always return to oils as his preferred medium. In addition to Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery Rex Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Rex Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be promptly shipped worldwide.


Rex PRESTON - April Gorse, Bosigran Cliff, West Cornwall
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Mark PRESTON

Mark Preston was born in Derby in 1976. He is the younger member of a well-known artistic family. Mark studied illustration at Anglia University in Cambridge, but it was sketching and painting trips with his father, Rex Preston, to the Peak District, Cornwall and Scotland that really inspired him to become a landscape painter.

Mark Preston has been painting full time as a professional artist since leaving university at the age of 21. He paints in acrylics and works mainly in situ, with relatively little time spent in the studio. He is in his element when working out on location. Frank Ruhrmund, Art Critic, The Cornishman says: ' Mark Preston's paintings possesses an air of authenticity and are steeped in reality. It is clear to see he is a plein-air artist'

There is a real freshness and emotion to Mark Preston's paintings much of which is attributable to his plein-air approach to land and seascapes. He says: 'For me experiencing the landscape and weather directly is essential to attempt to capture them in paint; I just need to be there to respond to the situation and the spirit of the landscape'

Derbyshire and the Penwith area of Cornwall are the main areas which feature in Mark's paintings. The way that the changing seasons and weather affect these places fascinates him. Although interested in discovering new places, Mark often prefers to get to know somewhere intimately, finding the more familiar he gets with an area, the more he sees in it.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Mark Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Mark Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

Red Rag Gallery also promotes art prints by Mark Preston. Follow this link to view Limited Edition Prints from British artist Mark Preston.
Mark PRESTON - Reflected Sunlight, Fairbrook Valley
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Rex PRESTON

Rex Preston was born in Birmingham in 1948. At school he always enjoyed art lessons and spent much of his time painting and drawing. In his teens, Rex Preston was accepted at Newcastle-under-Lyme School of Art on the strength of his sketchbooks and then went on to study at Derby College of Art.

After college, Rex Preston was employed as a designer at a Printers in Derby. In his own time he always continued to paint and soon began to sell many of his paintings. At the age of 21, Rex decided to take-up painting full-time. His early paintings featured a variety of subjects, but his interest in the countryside naturally led him towards landscape painting. Today he is one of the country's leading landscape artists with a national and international reputation.

Rex Preston is inspired by the true colour of nature but also draws inspiration from the great masters, notably Monetís later work, Constableís oil sketches and Turner's atmospheric effects of light and colour. These influences together with his continuous observation of nature have culminated in Preston's loose semi-abstract style.

The style of Rex Preston's paintings was not a result of a conscious decision. His natural style just evolved over the years. However, one constant influence of Rex's paintings has been living by a river in a beautiful part of Derbyshire and as a result experiencing nature's changing moods at first hand. Rex Preston get his inspiration from the landscape and loves to paint everything from the moody, mountainous landscapes of Scotland to the beautiful spring flowers on the cliffs in Cornwall. Each year Rex goes on many painting trips around the country, either finding new areas to paint or revisiting favourite areas like Cornwall. In recent years Rex has added Norfolk and Pembrokeshire to his list of favourite locations.

Rex Preston never accepts commissions, which leaves him free to paint whatever he wants with enthusiasm. He has always had a fascination with wild, unspoilt areas and spends as much time as possible out in the British countryside searching for subjects. When the weather allows, Rex paints out on location. He is drawn colourful scenes with interesting light and reflections. Many of Rex's paintings are started as sketches which he finds helpful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres, often in showery weather when it would be impossible to paint. Back in his studio, his sketch will remind him of what really inspired him and, together with his memory and imagination, will give him all Rex needs to complete the painting. Most of Rex's larger paintings are done from sketches, as they are too big to paint on location, but Rex surrounded himself in his studio with his plain-air paintings to help with the colour.

Speaking about his paintings Rex Preston says: 'I spend as much time as possible out in the countryside whatever the weather searching for subjects. When the weather allows it, I paint out on location and just walk until something takes my eye. Quite often I donít know what I am looking for, but it usually involves colour, light and reflections. Sketching is also very useful to quickly record fleeting light effects and atmospheres of the countryside. Often in showery weather when it is impossible to paint, a sketch can record the changing skies and light effects. The most incredible effect might only last for a few minutes, but with a pencil and sketchbook, I can capture enough to be able to paint it later. Back in the studio, my sketch will remind me of what really inspired me and, together with my memory and imagination, will give me all I need to complete the painting.'

Although Rex Preston has painted in watercolour and acrylic, he always return to oils as his preferred medium. In addition to Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery Rex Preston art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Rex Preston artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be promptly shipped worldwide.


Rex PRESTON - Cornish Foxgloves
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Donald PROVAN

Donald Provan was born in Scotland in 1964. He is a graduate and postgraduate of Edinburgh College of Art and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree and a post-graduate diploma in Drawing and Painting in 1987.

Donald Provan's art work is largely associated with water, divided neatly between those paintings concerned with 'above' the water and those, always tightly observed fish, concerned with the world below the surface. Has developed a strong and deserved reputation for his large, powerful landscape paintings and also for his superb paintings of fish. He displays a subtle mastery of tone and texture in his modern art works. Often using a limited palette of blues, greys, tans and the softest of browns Provan creates paintings with enduring appeal and the highest quality.

Donald Provan's landscapes often feature the shorelines of his native Scotland notably around East Wemyss, an old mining village where he used to fish as a boy. But people rarely feature in his landscapes, these are paintings about places where land and water meet and are executed with meticulous skill. His paintings successfully capture the intricate patterns of sky, sea and shingle but are less a record of how things actually look than an account of a particular way of seeing.

Donald Provan has had several solo shows and widely exhibited in group shows across the UK. A regular prize winner, he was awarded the David Cargill Award and the 2002 Cuthbert Award for 'New Young Artist' from the Royal Glasgow Institute. He has also received a Grant from The Scottish Arts Council, two from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Canada.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Donald Provan's art work has been exhibited at a number of leading Scottish Art Galleries including the Royal Glasgow Institute. His paintings are held in both public and private art collections in the UK and Internationally. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Donald Provan artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Donald PROVAN - Skim
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Louise RAWLINGS

Louise Rawlings was born in 1969. She studied at De Montfort University, in Leicester, graduating with a first degree in Surface Decoration, having specialised in illustration.

Whilst at University Louise was recommended by one of her tutors to a publisher and rapidly became involved in long term projects, one of them being with Greenpeace. This was the start of a long and varied career for Rawlings as an illustrator. She has worked in areas which includes giftware, ceramics and book illustration. Although these days, Louise still works for a selected group of publishers both in England and in the USA her primary focus is on producing fine art.

The inspiration for Louise Rawlings popular park life paintings 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.

Louise produces paintings in watercolour, but her real love is working in a much more 'naive' mixed media style, acrylic being her favourite medium. Speaking about her art work she says: 'I can be inspired by anything from a small magazine cutting to a walk in the park with my beautiful English setter. One of my favourite subjects to paint is our lovely British coastline, Wales being a particular favourite.'

In addition to Red Rag Modern Art Gallery Louise Rawlings art work has been exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Louise Rawlings artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern British art it can be shipped worldwide.


Louise RAWLINGS - A Sudden Gust
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Beckie REED

Beckie REED - Rising Dawn
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Saul ROBERTSON

Saul Robertson is a young painter whose figurative oil paintings with intriguing narrative themes have already won him major art awards. Robertson was born in 1978. He studied drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art .

Whilst at Art College Saul Robertson's was nominated for the Scottish International Educational Trust Award and won The Ninewells MRI Imaging Purchase Prize. Soon after graduating Robertson was voted Young Artist of the Year, at The Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then Saul has won numerous art awards including: The City of Glasgow Prize, The David Cargill Senior Award, and The David Cargill Award, at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. In 2005 he won second prize at the B.P Portrait award at the National Portrait Gallery, London for his painting 'The Universe'Ě. More recently Saul was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada, and was shortlisted for The Insight Investment Newcomers Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.

Saul Robertson has always enjoyed painting from firsthand experience of the subject matter and for him still-life, portraiture and figurative painting are genres that provide a rich source of ideas and challenges. His skilful, sensitive paintings demonstrate strongly that even within well-tested themes and subjects there remains plenty of scope for innovative images and finished paintings of immense interest and impact.


Saul ROBERTSON - 311
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James ROBERTSON

James Robertson died 7 January 2010 in Renfrewshire

Born in 1931 James Robertson has had a rich and varied career. From his training in Scotland to his many exhibitions. Robertson's paintings are found in many prestigious private and corporate art collections.

James Robertson is best known for his paintings of land and seascape. For centuries, the seas around the coast of Scotland have been a source of endless inspiration for artists. Desolate island beaches, expansive oceans, wildlife, wilderness and the people's relationship with the sea have all played their part in building a visual history of Scotland through the eyes of its artists.

A member of the Glasgow Art Club and exhibitor in many Glasgow Art Galleries James Robertson is a landscape painter whose interpretation of the world around him is intensely personal and powerful. He uses bold and striking combinations of colour and vigorous brushwork to articulate his vision.


James ROBERTSON - Road into the Hills
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Endre RODER

Endre Roder was born in Budapest in 1933. Spending much of his childhood in Malta he moved to the UK in 1949.

After completing his secondary education at St Johnís College in Portsmouth Endre completed his National Service in the army, serving in Egypt and Cyprus. In 1954 he trained as a cartographical draughtsman with the Ordnance Survey. Then in 1955 he studied architecture, before abandoning this to become an art student and qualifying in 1960.

Endre taught art in secondary schools, polytechnics and colleges of further education before being appointed Education Services Curator with Sheffield City Art Galleries. He left this position in 1974 to lecture in art history at Bretton Hall (South Yorkshire) where he taught up to post-graduate level. Since 1988 he has worked as a highly successful full-time painter.

Roder's paintings are highly distinctive and readily recognisable. Various influences are evident in his work including his Hungarian origins and early life in Malta. Endre draws upon his wide knowledge and fundamental understanding of art, to create careful compositions with his trademark use of colour and sense of decoration.

His paintings are always figurative. They are the result of skillful observation coupled with imagination of mostly of female figures set against wondrous interiors or landscape settings. Recurring themes in Endre's paintings include a white horse or white doves.

In addition to Red Rag art gallery Endre Roder paintings have been exhibited at many other British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Endre Roder art studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Endre RODER - Decorated Vase
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David SCHOFIELD

David Schofield RGI was born in Wrexham in 1972. As a young artist he studied contemporary art at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art graduating with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Printmaking. Following that Schofield lectured in the College of Art Design school from 1994 to 1998. He also spent time working as a freelance illustrator

Since 1997 David Schofield RGI has exhibited his contemporary paintings extensively in Scotland and more recently throughout England and Internationally.His paintings typically explore the ideas of stability and safety and the idealised notions of the remote and rural.

Talking about his art David says: 'As an artist I play with everyday locations, the omnipresent Scottish tenement building transformed into grand coliseums , the commuter masses into a sea of figures, narratives formed from a mass of people, the archetypal lushness of a meadow and the empty forest. However ,within these comfortable stages the foreign or 'unreal' are often placed; candy striped lighthouses planted far from the sea, biplanes breaking free from their moorings, all which add to a specific sense of surrealism and foreboding danger.

The overarching themes in the paintings are the ideas of stability and safety and the idealised notions of the remote and rural. Narratives born of observations of people, places and situations all contribute to the paintings'.

David Schofield RGI is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy and an Elected member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. In 2003 he won The James Torrance Memorial Award, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and in 2005 he exhibited at the RGI Annual Art exhibition where he won the coveted David Cargill Art Award for Artists under 35 years of age.His latest success has been in October 2007, where he won the City Of Glasgow Award whilst exhibiting at the RGI. In 2017 he was given a Merit award in the book illustration section at the iJungle international illustration competition.

Schofield's innovative and imaginative work features in many private modern art collections in the UK, USA and France.

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In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery David Schofield art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the David Schofield artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


David SCHOFIELD - The Last Over before the Rain
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Ann SHRAGER

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 was elected a member of The New English Art Club in 1975. And, since then has participated in numerous modern art shows.

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.

There is a quietness about Ann Shrager's art work. Although colour plays a key part in her paintings there is a subdued softness to her modern art. This coupled with simplicity and space are recurring themes in Ann Shrager paintings, making them enduring modern art pieces.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Ann Shrager has exhibited at many other leading British Modern Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Ann Shrager artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

Modern Art: Ann Shrager at Red Rag Gallery in Bath


Ann SHRAGER - Elephant and Boy
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Helen TABOR

Born in Middlesex in 1960, Helen Tabor now lives and works in the Scottish Borders. She studied English and History at York university and spent a number of years teaching in the Himalayas before settling in Scotland in 1995.

All of Helen Taborís work is in oil and on canvas or board. She normally starts with a background of collage, which creates a textured, patterned effect on which she can build her painting. Using a collage base gives the painting depth and takes Helen in interesting directions, so that the painting is, to some extent, led by the interaction between the paint and what lies beneath. Helen often works with large brushes, initially applying paint boldly and then refining the image as she develops the painting.

Helen Taborís inspiration comes from many sources, among them the great Scottish painters of the last century, William McTaggart, Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath, William Gillies and John Maxwell; music, my family, the surrounding hills, fields and shores of southern Scotland and Picasso. Her subject matter may be landscape, seascape, still life or figures although her main interests are in the properties of colour, the effects created by the movement of the paint and in the mood she creates in her painting.

In addition to Red Rag Scottish Art Gallery Helen Tabor art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag Gallery is sourced from the Helen Tabor artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Helen TABOR - Botanic Garden
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Richard THORN

Richard Thorn was born in the South West of England in 1952. He was brought up living close to the sea and among the beautiful Devon countryside. As a result the sea, coastal and rural landscape have been an ongoing inspiration of subject matter for Richard. Although he formally studied art at the Newton Abbot School of Art, Thorn is a naturally gifted artist and prefers to create paintings from 'feeling' rather than an academic standpoint.

Richard Thorn started painting professionally in the 1980's. Since then he has produced many fine paintings and limited edition prints of the commanding Devon and Cornish landscapes and coastline. The South West has a 'quality of light' that attracts many British artists and Richard Thorn is no exception. He is drawn to the intensely bright and suffuse light, together with the many variations in the coastal and inland landscape of the area. In his paintings Richard Thorn successfully captures the expansive and beautiful South West landscape and the sea which continue to have an ongoing effect on him.

Historically Richard Thorn's paintings have been watercolours. The reasons for watercolour are unclear but he was never-the-less attracted to the medium because it retained the drawing and sketching elements that were so intrinsic in his very British art. More recently Richard has been producing art works in acrylic with equal success. Early influences on Richard Thorn art works were artists Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper and Philip Jameson. His strong distinctive style and his penchant for light are increasingly appreciated by UK art collectors and by those further afield.

Richard Thorn creates art works using dramatic splashes of tone and colour. His paintings are very atmospheric capturing the warmth of the summer's sun; the autumnal feel of the changing season; the crispness and magic of winter set against the majesty of the ocean and landscape. Talking about his art works Thorn says: "I love the poetry of the land and the sea. The associations are strong and deep and I try to convey this in my work".


Richard THORN - The River Road
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Nancy TURNBULL

Glaswegian by birth, Scottish artist Nancy Turnbull spent a few years away from her homeland, however her love for the natural landscapes and native flora drew her back to the county of Stirlingshire, where she spent her formative years.

Nancy Turnbull is inspired by nature, both visually and by its very essence. She works to create Scottish paintings that portray the landscapeís transitional state, continually working towards a freshness in her work. Often attracted to subject matter otherwise overlooked, Nancy Turnbull hopes to capture a scene and inspire the viewer to look again and be struck by the beauty that perhaps only she herself had initially been able to perceive.

Nancy Turnbull looks to make impressions with her work, in all senses of the word: Physically with her instinctive marks by using a variety of tools, through imitation rather than exact representation and by evoking a feeling that the viewer can draw from the painting.

Having trodden the coast lines of the scenes she paints her whole life, Nancy Turnbull truly does have an understanding and affinity with each place. The soft colours and tones she uses in her work not only mirror the palette she sees before her but also the calming and peaceful state which the landscapes themselves clearly instil within her.


Nancy TURNBULL - Pink Clouds over Harris
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Nicola WAKELING

Nicola Wakeling was born in 1978 in Essex but moved to Scotland when she was one year old. Scotland has had a big influence on her and her work ever since. Showing a talent for art from an early age she went on to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and then a PGCE in Art and Design(secondary) at the London Institute of Education.

Nicola's work is mainly landscape based and is inspired by the beaches and dramatic scenery of the West Coast of Scotland. She grew up in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and visited the Outer Hebrides several times a year to visit family. The majority of her paintings are based on scenes in the Hebrides. As she says; 'Anyone who has ever stood on a Hebridean beach will recognise the emotions that my work tries to invoke. From the vast expanse of sea and sky to the subtle colour and movement changes that come with the turning tide'.

Nicola has always admired Edward Hopper's work and his simple desire to 'paint sunlight on the side of a building'. Scottish painting is a constant source of inspiration whether it is the figurative work of Ken Currie or the free brushwork of Joan Eardley. 'When it comes to creating a work, my main aim is to paint a sense of space and feeling of smallness within a landscape'.

Each series of Nicola Wakeling paintings begins with a walk. She walks in all weathers and will set off along the beach in rain, hail and sun and with the ever present Outer Hebrides wind. She prefers 'miserable days for interesting clouds'. 'The white beach and turquoise seas on a sunny day are far too glaring and positive'.

Nicola's main method of recording the landscape is with a digital camera. She will take around 200 photographs on a walk of about 3 hours. 'As I'm walking, I'm looking out for the way the light changes as the wind skiffs clouds overhead. The colours are constantly changing as light hits a particular area of sand or the way the sky is reflected in the water. Ideally, I gather material just after the tide has gone out and there is a layer of water that reflects the sky and this can be manipulated to create a sense of space. Other times, I'll be driving and will have to fling the car into a passing place because a certain cloud has caught my eye. When I began painting the Hebrides, I wanted to communicate cultural and family associations within the work. Now it's more about the landscape itself'.

Once she is back in her studio she works with music constantly blaring, first with large brushes to block in shapes then moving on to smaller brushes for detail in the finishing stages. 'Oil paint is a glorious medium, it smells like you're doing something important and the strength of colour suits my subject matter. I use large japanese brushes to achieve the smooth reflections and large cloud areas.' She uses mixed media and various techniques including wax and household paint in order to achieve the many different textures that are found on the shore.

Artist Nicola Wakeling is one of a growing number of artists whose modern art works feature at Red Rag Gallery in Bath. Modern art work from Nicola Wakeling is regularly exhibited at the Bath art gallery which also offers an extensive choice of modern art, contemporary sculptures and collectible art prints from other present day artists.

In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Nicola Wakeling art work has been exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries and are held in several collections. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Nicola Wakeling artist studio and like all Red Rag Modern art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Nicola WAKELING - A Day for the Sofa
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Gordon WILSON

Gordon Wilson was born in Glasgow in 1968. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has worked in the art industry for many years as a designer, picture framer, art restorer, art dealer and artist.

Gordon Wilson was inspired as a young boy by David Sutherland who was a cartoonist at DC Thomson, publisher of the Beano and Dandy comics. His father was a watercolour artist and art framer and another artistic influence on his art work, so were artists Freud, Byrne, Stanley Spencer, Howson and Currie.

Working predominantly in oils Gordon Wilson subject matter ranges from quirky portraiture and obscure figurative to dynamic landscape. Wilson's expressive oil paintings are inspired by his native Scotland whether dark and moody or an explosion of colour they reflect the ever changing moods of both the countryside and the artist himself. Gordon Wilson paints from the heart. He deliberately rejects the dark side of life and works persistently to create a sense of enjoyment in his paintings, invoking positive reactions rather than any sense of the negative.

Demand for Gordon Wilson colouful art works continues to grow. Today his work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world. In addition to Red Rag Art Gallery Gordon Wilson has exhibited at other leading Scottish Art Galleries. He has participated in several solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions including The Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and The Paisley Arts Institute (PAI). Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Gordon Wilson artist studio and like all Red Rag Scottish art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.


Gordon WILSON - A Little Miss Fortune
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - Circus Circus
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - Vegetable Patch
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - Going visiting
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - The Apple Tree
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - Vegetable Patch
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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Jane WINTON

Inspired by the vintage objects she collects; Jane Winton conjures fanciful characters in a whimsical world that is reminiscent of childhood fairy tales but with a uniquely fresh perspective.

Living in Cornwall, Winton immerses herself in a world of beauty and art where sheís able to build her surroundings, creating narrative around her accumulation of antique treasures. Collaging these found objects, Wintonís paintings emerge as quaint artefacts that intertwine nostalgia and contemporary art.

Itís clear to see Wintonís love for American folk art within the simplistic stylings of her work. The doll like features of her figures evoke further sense of American influence, being akin to Margaret Keaneís big doe-eyed children. The charming characters of her paintings are perfectly placed within manicured gardens often surrounded by creatures drawn in a similarly eccentric fashion.

Whilst her paintings are naive, their charm comes from Wintonís ability to convey symbolism and subtle humour with meticulous design and intricate pattern, drawing in audiences of all ages.


Jane WINTON - Topiary Garden
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Ian WINTON

With an extensive and award-winning background in visual arts, in his latest works Ian Winton uses his creative eye to capture whimsy and narrative through highly detailed figures. Marrying the mystery of his often enigmatic backgrounds with such photorealistic characters, we are thrown into the fragmented world of his paintings that instinctively conjure imaginative wonderings.

Winton regularly uses abstract and patterned backgrounds which lend themselves to forgotten, fanciful and dream like themes. Built up layer upon layer in a multitude of mediums, Winton relishes in this stage of loose working, allowing himself to follow serendipitous paths and intuitive creativity. From here, he is able to meticulously flesh out the focal point of the painting, which has drawn upon and whose story is rooted in the rich layering and depth of the background on which it inhabits.


Ian WINTON - Beatific Bathers
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