Gallery Artists
Eric Rimmington

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.

ERIC RIMMINGTON: Still Life Paintings 1st Nov - 22nd Nov 2014

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African Pestle, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Binder Twine, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 18 ins



Blue Chip, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Blue Diamond, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Box and Pebbles, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 12 ins



Brick and Berries, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Bunting, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Cotton Reel, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 10 ins



Devon Cream, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 22 ins



Driftwood Block and Charcoal, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 30 ins



Earthenware with Stripes, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
20 x 20 ins



Feather, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 14 ins



Field of Flowers, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 16 ins



Four by Four, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Geisha, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 16 ins



Green Glaze, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 10 ins



Islands, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 16 ins



Little Vase with Eggshells, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 18 ins



Metal Box and Bottle, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



Mountain, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Red Enamel, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 24 ins



Red Tile, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



Rope and Stone, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 14 ins



Shadow Play, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 12 ins



Shadow Play with Eggshells, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
16 x 16 ins



Shell and Sea-worn Stone, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
14 x 14 ins



Sun-Maid, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



Trade, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 14 ins



White Shell, 2014

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 14 ins



White Squash, 2013

Oil on linen canvas
10 x 16 ins



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