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18 Magnificent Abstract Oil Paintings For Sale – Let Your Imagination Roam Free!

angela dierks painting abstract

We have 100s of original abstract oil paintings for sale by our amazing artists.

We know what a popular category this is. Our talented artists love to paint them and our customers love to buy them!

Simply go to ‘Browse’, ‘Original Paintings’ and ‘Abstract’, type it into the search bar above or click on the artists’ names to see their work.

Sometimes you can’t beat a beautiful piece of abstract art. A departure from reality, allowing the viewer to impose their own thoughts and feelings onto an artwork.

The departure from representation can be entire or partial. Semi-abstract representations of flowers, landscapes, or even people are also hugely popular. Artists often feel that an abstract representation allows them to add more emotion to a painting. They are no longer confined by the subject matter itself, letting the imagination roam free.

We want your imagination to roam free too!

Here are a few of our favourite artists who love to paint abstract or semi abstract paintings in oils:

Angela Dierks

Many of Angela’s abstract paintings are inspired by landscapes. Whether they are in the UK, Mediterranea  or even the Arctic. Using these as a starting point, Angela uses the paint to express the beauty that she sees in these scenes. She applies oil paint in different ways, sometimes rubbing, flicking or smudging it onto the canvas. She sometimes removes paint by scratching it away and re-applying it. This process mirrors nature’s erosion of natural landscapes.

Alison Johnson

Many of Alison’s paintings are of abstract landscapes. She likes to use her paintings as a way of creating atmosphere rather than as a fully realistic representation of a scene. She layers oil paints and varnish to create an often ethereal effect, experimenting with different transparencies and textures.

Alison is influenced by the artwork of Turner and her work can be seen as Impressionistic.

Kalpana Soanes

Kalpana has painted from a young age and uses her skills to produce beautiful work which is often in an abstract or semi abstract style. Her semi abstract work includes textured seascapes, floral artwork and landscapes. Her work is often described as atmospheric and makes a great focal point for a home.

Davide De Palma

Davide is inspired by nature, by sunsets, by rain and reflections. He describes his style of work as being closest to Abstract Expressionism. Davide paints in high quality oil paints using brushes, palette knife and sometimes his fingers to create his desired textures. His striking abstract paintings create a wonderful focal point for any room.

Gill Luff

Gill’s ethereal and atmospheric oil paintings are often dramatic and inspired by nature. She takes inspiration from the sea, clouds, mountains and even outer space.

Pol Ledent

Pol Ledent has experimented with various subject matters but loves abstract painting for its unlimited creative power. His work is now largely abstract or landscape in a semi abstract form. Having  started his career using watercolour paints, Pol realised that oil paints afforded him more freedom and better complimented his style of painting.

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The Best Place To Buy Art Online?

The best place to buy art online is one which hand-picks high quality artwork.

We have over 10,000 pieces of art on our website and we have chosen each and every one of them. Jan, our Creative Director, loves art like no-one else. She loves paintings, sculpture, modern art, the Pre-Raphaelites, Renaissance, Impressionism, abstract art, Hyper-Realism, Art Deco, Pop Art…the list goes on! This is not to say that she isn’t also very picky. It was decided when we first set up Rippingham Art that Jan was going to have the final say on whether a piece was included for sale. Each and every one must get her seal of approval. This does not merely mean choosing pieces that she likes herself, but ones that reflect the quality of the site as a whole. We receive new submissions daily and Jan does the thumbs up or thumbs down – watch out, gladiators!

Jan also updates the ‘We Recommend’ section on our homepage daily with some of her favourite artwork that she thinks you’ll love.

recommended artwork for sale

We also want to make it easy to find that perfect piece once you are here. We have upgraded our search function to a google-style autocomplete search which makes suggestions as you type. There are several different search results displayed. The first is the artist. Have you seen a piece by an artist that you love and want to see more of their work? Perhaps you are a collector and want another piece to add to your collection? Next our search will conjure up the names of specific pieces of artwork, just in case you know the specific one that you are looking for. You can also search by subject matter, categories of work such as ‘abstract’ or ‘figurative’ and lastly by tag. All artists must now tag their work as they upload it to the site. This makes it easier to find and also groups similar works together. Simply click on the tag within an artwork to bring up more pieces with the same tag. Simple.

rippingham art search function

We also encourage our artists to use ‘in situ’ images to show what the artwork might look like if placed in a room. We find these enormously helpful. There is no better way to imagine what a piece will look like than to see it in a room, even if it is not your own! (Incidentally, we are able to pop an artwork into a photograph of your own room if you want to experience an ultra-realistic representation.) We do ask artists to ensure that the ‘in situ’ paintings/prints are to scale.

cigarette break painting by frederic belaubre

As an online gallery, Rippingham Art is able to offer a huge variety of artwork that would simply not be possible in a physical gallery. Each artist holds their own work in their studio until we sell it so we have artwork for sale across the whole country! This means that we can offer large pieces, little pieces, expensive statement artworks and a large choice of much more affordable paintings and prints too.

All this being said, we know that sometimes online purchases, like shop bought items, don’t quite meet requirements. We offer a 14 day returns policy. We will refund an artwork returned to the artist within 14 days of delivery and in its original condition.

There is yet another wonderful reason to buy art online. Many of our extremely talented artists will be more than happy (seriously thrilled in fact) to paint you your very own commission. If you love their style but can’t quite find the right piece, or maybe it has sold (just missed out?) then let us know. Tell us the style, colours and size that you fancy and we will contact the artist for you. You could be on your way to having your very own 100% bespoke artwork!

artist michelle carolan at work

Did we mention free UK shipping?!

The best place to buy art online? That’s us! Reporting for duty.

Happy browsing!

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Art Under £100

Find a piece of original art you love for under £100.

We know what it’s like, you want to spruce up your home but you don’t want to spend a fortune! When you’re just looking for that special little (or large) piece of art you want to know that you can bring it in on budget. Art under £100? Sorted. We have a large range of original paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramic pieces for under £100. We have gathered together a few of our favourite pieces of affordable art:


floral bee painting by lucy moore

‘Bee Happy #2’ by Lucy Moore £60

Original painting of a meadow full of flowers populated by bees going about their business. Textured artwork in acrylics on canvas board. 25cm x 25cm

abstract landscape painting by jan rippingham

‘Down By The River’ by Jan Rippingham £90

Painted in acrylics on canvas, this painting is a bold and colourful representation of  a landscape in the abstract style 40 x 40cm

padstow artwork by artist shirley netherton

‘Padstow’ by Shirley Netherton £45

Mounted Giclee print of this beautiful Cornish fishing village in the naive style 37.5 x 25.5

print for sale by hilke mcintyre

‘Cupcake With Cherry’ by Hilke McIntyre £55

Original linocut print, from an edition of 50. Figurative artwork in Hilke’s distinctive style 20 x 20 cm

peter walters print of jane austen

‘Chocolate With Austen’ by Peter Walters £35

Limited edition run of 50 prints on 190gsm fine art paper. One of a number of works by Peter Walters which feature literary themes. This one depicts Pride And Prejudice with a bar of chocolate – an indulgent afternoon! 20 x 20 cm

fibonacci sequence sculpture in wood

‘Fibonacci 8.2’ by David Boyd £99

An oak sculpture of spheres representing the Fibonacci sequence which occurs regularly in nature. Both the spheres and the distances between the spheres follow the sequence. 35 x 10.5 cm

organic turquoise ceramic vase for sale

‘Organic Form, Turquoise’ by Keith Menear £39

An organic seed pod made from stoneware clay. The artwork is decorated with a matt turquoise glaze.  7 x 18 cm

Browse our full range of Art Under £100 

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Elephant Art For Sale

buy original elephant art at rippingham art

At Rippingham Art we find elephants to be a very popular subject matter, and rightly so. Who isn’t inspired by their grace, strength and power?

Elephants are also still under threat and need our help to conserve them and their habitats.

Animal art is one of our best-selling categories and we have gathered together a few of our favourite elephant paintings, prints and sculptures to inspire you.

elephant painting in acrylics for sale

‘Teal And Gold Elephant (Large)’  by Irina Rumyantseva £395

A mixed media collage using acrylic paints and gold leaf. A semi-abstract elephant painting on deep edge canvas. Ready to hang.

african elephant photograph for sale

‘Mono Close Up of Half African Elephant Head’ Photograph by Nick Dale £1495

A striking shot of an African elephant staring straight into the camera. The wrinkled skin and long tusk clearly visible. Shot with a Nikon D810 in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

playful elephant painting by jean tatton jones

‘Playful Elephant’  by Jean Tatton Jones £80

Delicate watercolour painting for sale with light brushstrokes and playful, cheeery colours to capture the mischievous nature of the elephant.

colourful semi abstract elephant painting

‘Elephant Original Abstract Animal Art Print’ by Stuart Wright £49

Stunning print of 3 elephants crossing the African plains against a colourful semi-abstract blue, turquoise and pink sky

bronze elephant sculpture for sale

‘Elephant Calf’ by Elliot Channer

Elephant sculpture cast in solid bronze. Limited edition of 12

wire elephant sculpture for sale

‘Elleo’ by Vitalie Nastas £890

Original elephant sculpture created using 96 m of wire which has been coated with paint and UV varnish. An amazing piece of wall art sculpture to liven up an interior

We have a large range of art depicting elephants, and we hope you can find one to suit your home and also your budget as we have many affordable paintings and prints for sale.

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Night-time Cityscapes For Sale

trafalgar square at night painting by darren andrews

There’s something about a city at night.. The mystery, the night life, the bustle and lights or even the eerie absence of people that make them so alluring. Paintings of cities at night is a popular subject matter and at Rippingham Art we have plenty to choose from! Our talented artists find this theme as tempting to paint as any of the great artists who have produced artwork along these lines. Here we are thinking of Van Gogh, Turner and Whistler to name a few. We have cityscape at night in different painting sizes and to suit all budgets so we hope you’ll find an artwork to suit your budget. Pick your favourite city and browse..enjoy!

Here are a few of our favourite night-time cityscapes on the site:

painting of london at night with big ben

‘London at Night, Big Ben and The Number 159’ by Darren Andrews £140

An original painting in acrylics of Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and a classic routemaster bus no. 159. It shows that London never sleeps. Despite the late-night timing of the piece, buses continue to travel and cars still pass over the bridge.

new york city skyline at night painting

‘New York City Skyline’ by Adriana Dziuba £395

Original painting of New York capturing the city’s vibrance. Painted with heavily applied acrylic paint and a palette knife to give an Impressionistic quality. Semi abstract painting on deep edge canvas. Adriana loves to capture to way that the bright lights reflect on the water, giving the painting an atmospheric feel.


painting of westminster at night by artist will moody

‘Westminster at Night’ by Artist Will Moody £120.

A night scene of The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge painted in oil on canvas. The artist has captured the reflections of the buildings and the purple sky in the River Thames.

night time cityscape by artist ewa Czarniecka

‘Winter Escape (Very Large) by Ewa Czarniecka £1950

We do not know the city  but we still recognise the scene. People huddled under umbrellas as they rush between buildings. A heavily textured original painting using a palette knife and brushes to create this atmospheric artwork.

reading bridge at night painting by artist richard picton

‘Reading Bridge at Night’ by Richard Picton £200

An evening scene of Reading Bridge with The River Thames flowing beneath it. An atmospheric original painting on deep edge canvas.

night tie cityscape photography for sale

‘Cityscape at Night ii’ by Photographer Liz C £95

High quality gloss print of one of a series of cityscape photographs capturing the movement and bustle of the city.



(Top featured image by Darren Andrews)

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Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil

Already a huge fan of Hogarth’s work, I was thrilled to discover ‘Print of Darkness’ on a recent trip to The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

‘Prints of Darkness’ focuses on the work of William Hogarth and Francisco de Goya Lucientes. Both artists used their work as a form of social commentary, drawing attention to poverty, warfare, homelessness, alcoholism, corruption, disease and racism.

Hogarth was initially apprenticed as a silver engraver, having grown up in poverty. He was a talented artist and businessman and soon turned his attentions to printmaking as a way of expressing himself, showcasing his work to a wide audience and making money.

Goya was influenced by Hogarth, having seen his prints at his patron Sebastian Martinez’s home whilst recuperating from illness in 1793. At this time Spain was dominated by the interests of the Catholic Church and Monarchy and liberals like Goya fought for reform. His prints reflect his feelings, and he continued to produce them late into his life despite being plagued by mental and physical illness.

rake's progress engraving print by hogarth

‘The Rake’s Progress’ 1735. Hogarth pioneered the serial print format and called his series ‘progresses’ to reflect the movement of the central characters through their lives in a physical, social and moral sense. This series charts the life of Tom Rakewell. He inherits his father’s fortune but succumbs to materialism and is consumed by gambling and alcoholism, eventually ending up in a psychiatric hospital.

gin lane engraving print by hogarth

‘Gin Lane’ 1751. Alcoholism was a huge social problem in the eighteenth century and in this print Hogarth has created a nightmarish scene full of gin-crazed people. The print shows crime, corpses and diseased people willing to put gin before anything else – the lady in the foreground is willing to let her baby fall to the ground. Infant mortality was another result of the huge consumption of gin.

goya engraving print

As Goya grew older his subject matter became darker. This print is from ‘Los Disparates’, Goya’s final print series made between 1815 and 1823. The series is difficult to interpret, involving dark, grotesque figures in bleak, unrecognisable landscapes; perhaps reflecting the deterioration of  Goya’s own state of mind.

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Panoramic Paintings For Sale

room for a panoramic painting

It’s that space above your sofa..the perfect spot for a panoramic painting. We’ve noticed a bit of a trend for this style recently. A useful piece of art! If you’re looking to buy a new painting then you’re in the right place. We have different sizes available and paintings and prints for every budget.

Here are a few of our favourites which are available to buy on the site:

home shores panoramic painting

‘Home Shore’ by Kalpana Soanes. Abstract seascape in panoramic style 100 x 40 cm £525

restoration panoramic painting by melanie graham

‘Restoration’ by Melanie Graham 120 x 50 cm. Acrylic on canvas £495

paresh nrshinga panoramic painting

‘Chamber of Thoughts’ by Paresh Nrshinga. Original abstract painting on canvas 183 x 91 cm £1595

lucy moore panoramic painting

‘Twilight Meadows’ by Lucy Moore. Vibrant abstract meadow painting 91 x 35 cm £200

tom kennedy panoramic leaf painting

‘Kaleidoscope’ by Tom Kennedy. A panoramic box canvas painting to brighten up any room 100 x30 cm. £395

If you are thinking of buying a panoramic painting it is worth considering the shape and size of the furniture in your room to make sure it will work. Sometimes a square piece is more appropriate, but sometimes panoramic art is the perfect fit! It can draw the eye across the room whilst also making a great focal point. We hope you enjoy browsing these pieces of artwork and find something that’s just right.

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Buy Art Inspired By Turner

buy painting inspired by turner

The 2019 Turner Prize nominees have been announced today and we thought that this was a great opportunity to showcase some of the brilliant artwork on the site inspired by Turner himself.

The Turner Prize is an annual prize awarded to a British Artist for visual art. The Tate Gallery is responsible for awarding the prize which has been given since 1984. The prize was named after J M W Turner because, despite the fact that he is now considered one of Britain’s greatest artists, he was considered controversial by his contemporaries. His new approach to landscape painting was to dramatically alter the course of landscape painting by elevating it as a subject matter. This aligns with the Turner Prize’s objective – to honour an artist whose work may be seen as controversial but who aspires to change the course of art history. Famous controversial examples include ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living’ by Damien Hirst (a shark suspended in formaldehyde) and ‘My Bed’ by Tracey Emin.

Previous winners have included Howard Hodgkin, Gilbert & George, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry.

This year’s nominees are Lawrence Abu Hamdan for his films and installations, Helen Cammock, film-maker, Tai Shani, installation artist, and Oscar Murillo for his semi abstract paintings.

Turner’s influence has been long-lasting and his work has inspired many artists. We have many original paintings for sale on the site inspired by Turner. We have selected a few here:

gates of heaven painting inspired by turner

‘Gates of Heaven’ by Lesley Blackburn. A large seascape oil painting in an Impressionist style £550

almost heaven painting inspired by turner

‘Almost Heaven’ by Maxine Martin. Impressionist seascape on canvas £180

silver lining alison johnson inspired by turner

‘Silver Lining’ by Alison Johnson. Original oil painting £1800

renaissance land painting inspired by turner

‘Renaissance Land’ by IsoBella. Abstract landscape painting inspired by the techniques of the old masters and Turner specifically £300

awakening original painting by gill luff

‘The Awakening IV (Large)’ by Gill Luff . Impressionist oil painting £850

Maybe you feel inspired to buy an original painting inspired by the art of Turner and bring a little Victorian controversy into your home!

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New Art For May

The first May Bank Holiday is fast approaching and for many of us that means a spring clean, DIY, buying new plants and sprucing up the walls with some new art.

We have just redecorated our office and what a difference it makes! We have changed the art around (yes, we have lots hanging here, too!) and rediscovered some of our favourite artwork by our own talented artists. We have gathered a few new paintings here to inspire you..

abstract landscape painting for sale by isobella at rippingham art

This original painting by IsoBella is inspired by Turner and is part of a series which explores the techniques used by the old masters in their landscape paintings.

surrey landscape painting for sale by jan rippingham

‘Surrey Landscape VIII’ by Jan Rippingham is an Impressionistic painting in acrylic on canvas depicting a field of bluebells on a Surrey field.

abstract floral painting for sale by michelle carolan

‘Confetti Summer’ by Michelle Carolan. This abstract floral painting is inspired by the blossom falling from the tree.

These paintings all have a bright, fresh feel to them and would be perfect pieces of artwork to spruce up a room in time for summer. See all our original paintings for sale

Browse Original Paintings 

There is sure to be an artwork that is just right for your space size, whether it be large, small or panoramic. We also have a large range of art to suit all budgets.

Bring on the Bank Holiday!

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Art Gifts for Easter

Easter is fast approaching and as well as chocolate, and a long weekend, our mind has also turned to Easter artwork. Whether you are sprucing up your home for spring or fancy a piece of original art to give as an Easter gift, we have found a few pieces which are sure to inspire you.

We have a large range of artwork to suit all tastes and budgets. From Prints to Original Paintings, you’ll be able to find the perfect Easter Gift. As well as the artwork below, we have a large range of ‘Spring’ themed art which you may also wish to browse.

Our first original painting is by Zoe Norman dipSBA(dist). It is an original watercolour painting of Easter eggs and beautiful Spode teacups. The blue and white has been carefully captured in stunning detail and the painting also includes a bunch of daffodils in full bloom.

easter aggs and daffodils

‘Spode Teacups and Eggs’ £159

Which brings us to our next piece ‘The Joy of Daffodils’. This is a floral artwork depicting a field of daffodils by artist Cinzia Mancini. It is a heavily textured painting in acrylic paints on canvas. Bright yellow flowers sit amid a wild meadow and a blue, purple and white sky. The daffodils really ‘pop’ from the painting making it an eye-catching piece.

Heavily textured daffodil painting

‘The Joy of Daffodils’ £200

We said that we were thinking of Easter joys other than chocolate but we couldn’t resist sneaking one chocolate-themed artwork in. ‘Box of Chocolates’ by Darren Baker is a a realistic fine art painting of a treasure chest of chocolate! Are those Easter eggs that we can see? This painting was inspired by the Still Life paintings of the Dutch masters.

box of chocolates painting

‘Box of Chocolates’ £9000

A really fun one to finish.. Which animal do we most closely associate with Easter – the hare! Here we have ‘Mad Hare Day’ by artist Sam Fenner. This bright Limited Edition Giclee print can’t fail to raise a smile! It is part of Sam Fenner’s Quirky Animal Series and taken from an original painting.

painting of hare

‘Mad Hare Day’ £75

To celebrate we are having an Easter Sale and offering a discount of 10% off all artwork until 22nd April. To apply discount simply enter EASTER10 at checkout.