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Cinzia Mancini – A Passion for Nature


Cinzia was born in Rome, Italy, but is now based in London.

She is a self-taught artist, and is passionate about painting, especially flowers. Cinzia says that painting flowers reminds her of her childhood, and her grandmother’s beautiful garden in Rome. Cinzia works in a variety of materials, oils, ink, acrylics, often producing textured paintings which are very tactile.

She immerses herself in her paintings, painting with love and exploring the world of nature. She says that she knows that each of her paintings will find the best home and an owner that will love them like she does.  Cinzia is always happy to paint commissions. Should you see one of her paintings that you like, but which is no longer available, please just contact her via Rippingham Art as she would be more than happy to paint a commission painting for you.

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Paresh Nrshinga

 Paresh has always been fascinated by colour and shape, and by combining the two together, he says that there are endless possibilities for creating art. His painting however goes deeper than simply putting the two of them together. It starts with emotion or feeling and then it “spills out” onto the canvas. Through his paintings he tries to express the way he sees the world and connect with the viewer on an emotional level.

 He creates abstract paintings that concentrate on colour and form and that are unique in their ability to be at once bold and bursting with energy whilst also retaining an overall delicate nature. His work looks fantastic in contemporary environments, in the home or office setting. His art is captivating and unique, dramatic and mesmerising and his abstract paintings are internationally recognized and collected widely.

 Through his passion for music he developed a unique flair of transferring and transforming the energy of sound onto canvas in the form of colour and movement – thus, creating the most vibrant visual effects. He is a versatile and perceptive painter, using spontaneous brushstrokes,  concentrating on texture and gesture.

From early childhood, Paresh was already absorbing colours, movements and sounds, transforming them into expressions and motions in his sketchbooks. His paintings are inspired by his travels and his spirituality. He is also inspired by artists such as Pollock, Warhol, Klimt and Picasso.

Paresh has exhibited widely in galleries in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, France, Italy and across the UK. His multi award winning work now features in many valuable private and corporate collections not only in Europe, but also in the U.S., Asia, Australia and South America. His paintings have been used by the TV and cinema industry. He has worked together with established and prestigious brands such as Bang & Olufsen and one of his most recent clients and collectors includes the Queen of Abu Dhabi.

Paresh Nrshinga was born in Kenya, and at a young age moved to the UK where he now lives in Radlett, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Paresh is more than happy to paint commissions, please just contact him via Rippingham Art.

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Stillness & Calm – Nicola Jane

 After leaving college with a BA Hons degree in sculpture, Nicola spent the next 14 years producing figurative and abstract sculptures in wood. She returned to carving in stone in 2004, concentrating specifically on the human form, taking inspiration from Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill amongst others.


Nicola has also been working on a series of stone, plaster and wood pieces inspired by natural organic forms. She prefers to make larger pieces in plaster which are then cast in bronze or occasionally resin. Her bronze sculptures portray a stillness, and a sense of calm.

Nicola has exhibited regularly in London, including at the Mall Galleries and The Royal Academy.

Her work is in both private and public collections in the UK and worldwide.

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A Passion for Life – Renate Altmann

Renate Altmann was born in Berlin in 1932. She came to England as a young child, fleeing Nazi Germany months before the outbreak of the Second World War. She lost many of her relatives and their loss can be felt in the yearning for security and familial unity expressed in her work.

Renate has always loved art, working as a fashion designer, jewellery maker, ceramicist and painter. Her passion however has always been sculpture. At the H.G.S. Institute in London she was awarded Student of the Year.

She works in bronze, terracotta, wood and stone. Her bronzes reflect the experiences of her past and her optimism for the future. She has exhibited in galleries spanning 3 continents over 30 years. She lives in London with her family, and despite the losses she has faced, she looks forward to the future and continuing to pursue her passions in life.

View all of Renate Altmann’s wonderful sculptures

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The Power of Nature by Alison Johnson

Originally from Sheffield, Alison gained a BA Hons degree from Sheffield University, she is also a qualified nurse. Her works explore the power of nature and the fragility of life, and are decorative and surreal, feminine and sometimes sculptural, with layers of paint built up on the canvas.

Alison is greatly influenced by Turner, and she has often been described as the modern day Turner.

Landscapes dominate Alison’s work, and she uses palette knives, trowels and scrapers to create texture. She works mainly in acrylics and oil experimenting with colour transparencies and textures. Balance, light and movement are important in her work, making her paintings  very atmospheric.

Alison says that she considers a painting to be finished when there is nothing else she can add or take away. Her paintings give the viewer  the possibility of seeing everyday things through a new perspective.

View all of Alison’s work on the site





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The Sensual Female Form by Carmen Tyrrell

I am an artist living and working in NW England, near Manchester. I was born and educated in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

I began my training and hard work in the academic way. I drew from casts, still lives, from models, figure painting and analysing the works of famous artists. I took a 3 years course in a School of Art and 4 years in The Academy of Art.

My body of work focus on honouring the feminine form and creating romantic scenes of couples in love.


Sensual and dramatic female postures are inspired by everyday life, certain images or my imagination.

Powerful feelings, as love and passion, are expressed through my energetic and spontaneous style of work.

Using different media and techniques, the style can be more or less simplified, depends how I feel about the subject.

Whatever media is used there is texture and movement.

 Very often I alternate the media and the subjects and create a series at the time. This way I keeps the spontaneity and freshness.

The paintings are usually bold, colourful and textured using mainly the palette knife.

Working with charcoal and pastels I feel free to play with lines, shapes and tonalities creating powerful and expressive drawings.


Over the years my art sells very well online building a good reputation and a high standard of professionalism.

     More and more art lovers enjoy to view and buy art online from the comfort of their home.

 My works are collectible, highly regarded and can be found worldwide in private collections.  Usually, my art collectors have a good number of my works in their private collections.

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Emotional Creations by Melanie Graham

Melanie Graham’s landscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes are contemporary and dramatic, full of movement, intensity, and emotion. Her works touch the soul, focusing on the raw beauty of space and nature. Melanie uses vibrant colours applied with both palette knife and brush. Her artworks are inspired by her love of the sea and wild weather. Melanie works on high quality canvas with high grade and deeply textured paint.


Melanie studied at Nottingham and Cardiff Universities. She lives in Nottingham with her husband, teenage children, and numerous pets!

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Shirley Netherton

Shirley is a Cornish artist who has developed a very unique, and instantly recognisable style of painting. Her style could be described as Naïve, using blocked colour and simplified forms.

Shirley loves walking and kayaking, using the photos she takes whilst pursuing these hobbies as inspiration for her paintings. She is inspired by the beautiful county of Cornwall and her paintings reflect her love of this area.

View more of Shirley’s work on the site

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Jan Rippingham

I started this online art gallery in 2011, with my partner, David Hamm. Our aim is to help promote original art online, from both established, and emerging artists. Our gallery showcases contemporary and traditional art, straight from the Artist’s Studio. I’m pleased to say that we are now one of the leading online galleries with a growing number of both artists and loyal customers!

I have been passionate about art for as long as I can remember. Now based in Hampshire, I graduated from Manchester with a BA hons in 1980. I then moved to London and worked at The London Design Studio for several years as a textile designer, before becoming a freelance designer for about 10 years. I designed printed textiles for furnishing fabrics, and sold many designs in New York, London, and Paris. About seven years ago I returned to painting, and now paint full time. I sell my work online, and my paintings are now in private collections worldwide. I paint mainly in acrylics, and think that my paintings are influenced by my background in textiles.

I love to travel, especially to Italy, and I sketch wherever I go. I am more than happy to paint commissions, please just contact me, thank you!

All my artwork is despatched to the customer packaged in a handmade box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.


To view my work on the site please just click here.



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Philip Hearsey Sculptures

Philip’s sculptures are domestic in scale and intended for the interiors of home, office or hotel. Occasionally he makes pieces intended for outdoor use.

 Philip’s work is instinctive. He visualizes what he is going to make, sometimes making a quick sketch but mostly the pieces emerge from an idea sparked by something he has seen.  

 Philip specializes in using sand-cast bronze to make his sculptures, engaging the natural qualities of bronze as a material in its own right.  

  Reusable oil based or green sand can produce very fine texture and is used for smaller pieces whereas more solid resin or air set sand is used for larger pieces when green sand becomes too heavy or will fall apart under the strain of depth or size. The bronze is solid and pieces can be very weighty.

 Philip’s work is influenced by the experience of being in a landscape. Whilst the landscape around him seems very quiet and slow-changing the wind and clouds are never still.

 Philip has exhibited widely in solo exhibitions, mixed and open exhibitions, solo showcasing and art fairs.  

 Philip undertakes commissions on request, please just contact him via Rippingham Art