Excellent question! We want to make it easy for your to commission artwork by our talented artists. Most of our artists are more than happy to paint commissions so get in touch! We’ll take you through the process. For further information see our full article on Commissioning Artwork
Is it all you can think about? Us too. Summer keeps taunting us here in the UK so maybe it’s time to go somewhere where we know the weather will be on our side..
That said, we think we have found a way to keep that summer holiday feeling all year round! Here is a selection of our favourite feel-good holiday-inspired paintings…but don’t worry, you can suntan…
First of our original holiday paintings online is by Irina Rumyantseva. ‘Topical Fish 3’ is a vibrant, colourful seascape painting featuring tropical fish, underwater plants-life and a turtle. A large, statement piece at 101 cm x 101 cm. £595. Take us there!
This is ‘Tresco Abbey Gardens’ by Shirley Netherton. 17 acre sub-tropical gardens on Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly. Not too far to go! This is a mounted giclee print from an original painting by Shirley. £45.
‘Holiday Market’ is a digital print by artist Dean James. An impressionistic view of a bustling holiday market. The print is £20.
‘The Red Boat, Polperro, Cornwall’ is a framed original painting by realist artist Richard Harpum. A beautifully detailed painting of a red fishing boat by the picturesque village. Maybe we don’t have to go abroad to find our perfect summer getaway after all.. £850.
‘Rhonda, Spain’ an original oil painting by Peter King. Oil on board. A stunning Impressionistic view of the beautiful coastline around this town. 84cm x 84cm £900
Ahh.. Lake Como. Tranquil waters and beautiful towns captured perfectly by artist Maureen Greenwood. ‘Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como’ is an original contemporary oil painting on deep edge canvas. £199.
‘Summer Holiday’ by Mary Kemp. Beautifully capturing the warm waves calling you to rush into the sea! Oil paints on canvas panel. Framed. £325
‘Waikiki Welcome’ by Leonard Dobson. Colourful figurative painting of friends enjoying a relaxing meal Waikiki-style. Beautifully painted with rich, decorative patterns £975
Right then, where’s my passport?
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:
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.
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 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 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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Did we mention free UK shipping?!
The best place to buy art online? That’s us! Reporting for duty.
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:
‘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
‘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’ by Shirley Netherton £45
Mounted Giclee print of this beautiful Cornish fishing village in the naive style 37.5 x 25.5
‘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
‘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 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 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 and discover paintings online that you’ll love!
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.
‘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.
‘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’ 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.
‘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
‘Elephant Calf’ by Elliot Channer
Elephant sculpture cast in solid bronze. Limited edition of 12
‘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.
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:
‘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’ 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.
‘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.
‘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’ 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.
‘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)
Love Is All Around..
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we know that a piece of original art is a great gift for a loved one. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite love-themed artworks.
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‘Lovers in London’ by Aisha Haider
‘Love Tree’ by Amanda Dagg
‘Long, Lasting Love’ by Anna Andreadi
‘Lovers – Kiss 5 – Rodin by Carmen Tyrrell
‘Love and Strong Coffee’ by Peter Walters
Combining his creative talent and love of literature, Peter has established a literary inspired portfolio shared with book lovers and art fans across the globe.
Peter at work in his studio in North Cornwall
Merging traditional illustration with digital art has seen Peter hone a style whose “mix of textures adds an eye-catching dimension to his vibrant collages.” (Publisher’s Weekly) Peter also works as an illustrator and children’s author and understands that works of literature create a lasting impression on people of all ages.
‘The Wind in the Willows’
Peter creates affordable artwork that everyone can enjoy. If you would like to create your own unique artwork designed by Peter, please view ‘Good Reads – Custom Artwork’