Artists
Eric Rimmington

NEXT EXHIBITION 'Eric Rimmington: Found Objects' featuring paintings from four decades together with Eric's most recent work.
Exhibition dates:

8th Sept 2018 - 27th Oct 2018.

Please contact the gallery for further details.


Eric Rimmington has been described by the critic William Packer as 'both one of the country's most distinguished exponents in the field of still life, and one of the most particular and distinctive'.

Born in 1926, his painting career began in the late 1940s with a large mural commission at the Trafalgar Institute in his home town Portsmouth, on account of which the building has recently been listed by English Heritage. In 1950 he was selected for the Young Contemporaries and went on to exhibit regularly in Yorkshire and the Midlands while teaching Fine Art at Scarborough, Bradford, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. In the early 1980s, after a sabbatical in the U.S.A., Rimmington moved to London to pursue his studio work full-time.

This marked the beginning of a concentrated visual exploration of objects 'within hands' reach' which continues to this day. From an ostensibly modest range of items on a tabletop, shelf or studio floor Rimmington's paintings draw out endlessly varied dramatic possibilities. Always thought-provoking and often light-hearted and witty, his work also suggests an extended conversation with painters of the classical tradition and with the artist's own practice in other genres, particularly seascape.

Eric Rimmington was awarded the ING Discerning Eye Purchase Prize in 2006. Among major collectors has been Raymond Blanc whose choice of decor for the Grand Salle and the Conservatory at his Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons was inspired by the Rimmington paintings bought for them.

He is represented in numerous other private collections in Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East; in public galleries in Bradford, Reading and Scarborough; in the Museum of London, Imperial War Museum, University of Wisconsin and the Gulbenkian Foundation.


If you wish to see further paintings by the artist, please contact the gallery to arrange a viewing.


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Air, 1996

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 24 ins



Autumn, Winter, 2001

Oil on canvas
12 x 12 ins



Beans and Guinness, 1978

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Belles Peppers, 1989

Oil on linen canvas
8 x 24 ins



Binder Twine, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 18 ins



Blue Diamond, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Blue Knot, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



Cave, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Corn Husk Parcel, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Dates on Plain Cloth, 1987

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 16 ins



Dialectics, 2001

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 20 ins



Ficus Fig, 1990

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 24 ins



Flail, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Gourd and Lemon, 2015

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 14 ins



Gourd and Walkway, 2016

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 20 ins



Green Peg, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Hiding, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



Jar, 2001

Oil on linen canvas
20 x 26 ins



Knot with Bracket, 2016

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



La Casera, 1982

Oil on linen canvas
24 x 24 ins



Leaning Driftwood

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 12 ins



Lite, 1978

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Mangoes, 1981

Oil on linen canvas
18 x 18 ins



Marmite and Figs, 1978

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Melon, 1981

Oil on linen canvas
30 x 30 ins



Obelisk, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 16 ins



Rogues, 1991

Oil on linen canvas
18 x 24 ins



Roman Wood, 2015

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 15 ins



Squash Cockaigne, 1988

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 20 ins



Starting Again, 1994

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 16 ins



Starting Again, Again, 1994

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 16 ins



Stone and Oil, 2016

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 16 ins



The Frankfurt Cloth, 1996

Oil on linen canvas
24 x 24 ins



The Two Islands, 1986

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 18 ins



Three Suit Piece, 2001

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 36 ins



Tilt, 2001

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 36 ins



Tins, 1979

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Underpass, 2015

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Union Jack, 2017

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



Water Carrier, 2015

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 16 ins



Westwood Road, Scarborough, 2011

Oil on linen canvas
30 x 20 ins



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