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10 March 2017 - Renowned British artist dies

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


23 February 2017 - Latest artist to show with Red Rag

Red Rag's interest in works by Scottish artists has expanded.
Nikki Monaghan's paintings are now available from the gallery.
Monaghan has a quirky take on landscapes, seascapes and figures.
Nikki's work is rich in colour and pattern.

Scottish art and artist - paintings

Further information available from the gallery on 01451 832563


02 February 2017 - Out of the Ashes

Glasgow School of Art
Some of the biggest names in British art are helping to raise funds for GSA.
They include: Grayson Perry to Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley.
Artists have created artworks from ashes of the fire gutted Mackintosh building.
The art works will be auctioned by Christie’s in March.
The aim is to raise £13.5m to rebuild the Mackintosh-designed building.


01 February 2017 - Scottish Landscapes at Red Rag




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


28 January 2017 - Latest works from Catriona Millar




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


22 January 2017 - It's a Mystery




New works featuring the mysterious world of Mark Edwards now available at Red Rag
His white Wood paintings are in the tradition of British surrealism.
In a wintery forest 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 ....
Mark's paintings are in the Stow gallery


10 January 2017 - New works from Jane Cruickshank




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


02 January 2017 - Wildlife Sculptor at Red Rag




Works from leading British sculptor Adam Binder are now available at Red Rag
Primarily Bronzes with earthy rich patinas, his work is in collections all over the world.
He is a Member of the Society of Wildlife Artists
He is also a past winner of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year.


24 November 2016 - David Hockney design

Influential British artist David Hockney is to design a window for Westminster Abbey.
The 20 x 6 feet window will be known as The Queen's Window
Located in the north transept of the gothic Abbey.
The cost is being funded by two anonymous benefactors.
The window is due to be unveiled in June 2018


20 May 2016 - Latest Show

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

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

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Early Morning, Windermere' an oil by Rex Preston


24 April 2016 - First Woman VP




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

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


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

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

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


01 February 2016 - Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Latest show at the Royal Academy examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.
Using the paintings of Monet as a starting point the exhibition traces the emergence of the modern garden.
The show explores a period of great social change and innovation in the arts.

The show runs until 20 April. It features important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century.


08 December 2015 - Winter Show

We are delighted to annouce the opening of the 'Winter Show'

Included are some great works from our gallery artists
Here is a little taster of what is in store for you.


Andrew Macara's winter scenes are always highly sought after.
So we are pleased to include both his small and large paintings in the show.

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'Sledging 2nd Green' an oil by Andrew Macara

Another artist with a large following of collectors is David Barnes
David is a Welch artist who captures the wonderful landscape
His oil paintings featuring scenes of the Principality are striking

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'Anglesey Coast' an oil by David Barnes

Also from Wales is artist Vivienne Luxton.
Vivienne is a great observer of the day to day
This is reflected in her charming depictations of people and animals

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'Bringing in the Sheep' an acrylic by Vivienne Luxton

Another firm favourite at the gallery is Mark Preston.
Mark is a young artist with a remarkable talent
He has developed a reputation for producing wonderful landscape paintings

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'Winter Sun' an acrylic painting by Mark Preston

Come and join the Winter fun!
The 'Winter Show' continues until the end of January.
All works in the show may be taken at time of purchase

For further information please contact the gallery 01451 832563


12 November 2015 - Latest Show at Red Rag

Starting this weekend at Red Rag in Stow
Andrew Macara RBA NEAC - solo exhibition
A solo show by one of the UK's leading artists
Over 25 new paintings will feature in the show

The show continues until December 5th

Red Rag Gallery is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Green Trees in Winter' an oil by Andrew Macara


01 August 2015 - Scottish Art

Taking place right now at Red Rag Gallery in Stow is the annual 'Scottish Show'.
Works from over 30 Scottish artists are in the mixed exhibition.
Scottish artists participating in the show include:
John Bell, George Birrell,Pam Carter,Frank Colclough Plus
Emma Davis, Denise Findlay and James Watt RGI

The show continues until the end of August.
The gallery is open daily from 10:00


'Yachts moored off Gourock ' by Robert Kelsey


20 June 2015 - British Life

Starting this weekend at Red Rag in Stow
British Life: Work. Rest and Play
A solo show by highly acclaimed artist John Lines RBSA RSMA
Over 20 new pieces will feature in the show

The show continues until the beginning of July

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Merseyside Bingo' an oil by John Lines


25 May 2015 - Red Rag in Bath

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

The show continues for two weeks until 14 June

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Watching the Waves' by Amanda Hoskin


17 May 2015 - Mark Preston Solo Show

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

The show continues for two weeks until 30 May

Red Rag is open daily from 10:00 daily




'Gorse and Blackthorn Blosson' by Mark Preston


30 April 2015 - Shortlist Announced

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


28 April 2015 - New Release

Red Rag have just released new prints from Scottish artist Deborah Phillips.
'Clifftop Allium, Crail' and 'Hot Fiery Sunset' are the latest titles.
There are now 14 limited edition prints in the series.
All titles are available for immediate purchase.




'Hot Fiery Sunset' by Deborah Phillips


24 April 2015 - Latest Show at Stow Gallery

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

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




'Flowers For You' by Janet Ledger


16 April 2015 - Royal Society of Portrait Artists

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition starts 16 April.
The main exhibition is formed of about 220 works
Art works are by members and non-member artists.

The show is at the Mall Galleries, London.
It continues until 1 May and includes Red Rag artists:
Simon Davis and David Cobley




Simon Davis VPRP


02 April 2015 - Vettriano Auction




Art works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano has raised more than £800K at Bonham's auction in Edinburgh.
The highest price achieved was for 'Waltzers', which sold for £236,500.

A total of seven paintings sold. Five paintings failed to reach their reserve prices.
The collection was offered for sale by an anonymous collector.


26 March 2015 - Welsh Landscapes

Starting Saturday 28 March Red Rag in Stow features Welsh artist Martin Llewellyn.
Llewellyn paints the mountain range of Snowdonia and dramatic coastline of Wales.
Like many Welsh painters of his generation the influence of Kyffin Williams is evident.
Martin's oils are highly textured with his use of palette knife technique.

The show is open daily from 10:00 until 11 April




'Porth Darfarch' by Martin Llewellyn


07 March 2015 - Still Life Show at Red Rag

The latest exhibition at Red Rag Gallery in Stow features Still Life works.
Artists participating in the show include: Charles Anderson,
Frank Colclough, Tobias Harrison, Simon Laurie, Este Macleod,
Rory McLauchlan, Louise Waugh and Marissa Weatherhead

The show starts 8 March and is open daily from 10:00 until 20 March




'Jug With White Flowers' by Marissa Weatherhead


03 March 2015 - New Roy Hodrien paintings

New paintings just arrived from artist Roy Hodrien




'Wine Decanter with Plums and Pears' by Roy Hodrien


21 February 2015 - Welsh Artist Dies




'Moon Over Watch' by John Knapp Fisher

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

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


19 December 2014 - Colin Kent RI




'Coastal Moorings' by Colin Kent RI

Just in - exciting new works from Colin Kent RI now showing at Red Rag in Stow.
Colin Kent produces paintings with a real feel of a time and a place
His art works are often stark and haunting with a great sense of atmosphere.
He is a master at creating a feeling of isolation without loneliness or melancholy.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01451 832563


10 December 2014 - Keith Noble RSMA




'Yacht and Reflection, Newlyn' by Keith Noble

Red Rag has a treat for lovers of water colours.
The gallery is now showing new works by Keith Noble RSMA
The works feature both marine and architectural subjects.

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01451 832563


06 December 2014 - Elizabeth Blackadder RA RSA




'Still Life with Camellia' by Elizabeth Blackadder RA

Red Rag are offering a superb still life by Elizabeth Blackadder.
Blackadder is one of Scotland's greatest artists
She was the first woman to be elected to both the RSA and the RA
Her still life paintings were much influenced by Japanese art on scrolls
Blackadder's works are highly collectible and sought after

For further details CONTACT RED RAG GALLERY on 01451 832563



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Latest British Art News

Scottish Landscapes at Red Rag
01 February 2017
Stunning Scottish landscapes at Red Rag Bath Featuring fine oil paintings by Helen Turner. Turner paintings are ...

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It's a Mystery
22 January 2017
New works featuring the mysterious world of Mark Edwards now available at Red Rag His white ...

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Latest works from Catriona Millar
28 January 2017
Quirky new oils from Catriona Millar now at Red Rag Bath. Scottish artist Catriona creates captivating ...

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