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Stephen Rippington

Stephen Rippington

Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington

Born in Wimbledon in 1952. After graduating from Art College in 1973 he travelled extensively throughout southern Africa where his passion for painting began. Returning to England in 1980 he continued to paint, mainly in watercolour, and sold through local galleries and to private collectors.

‘I started using pastels in conjunction with my usual watercolours because I found I wanted more depth and intensity of colour, and some of the subjects became more abstracted as I worked to convey atmosphere. Over the last three years I have also returned to painting on canvas and am enjoying the effects I can achieve.’

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Stephen Rippington

Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington
Stephen Rippington

Born in Wimbledon in 1952. After graduating from Art College in 1973 he travelled extensively throughout southern Africa where his passion for painting began. Returning to England in 1980 he continued to paint, mainly in watercolour, and sold through local galleries and to private collectors.

‘I started using pastels in conjunction with my usual watercolours because I found I wanted more depth and intensity of colour, and some of the subjects became more abstracted as I worked to convey atmosphere. Over the last three years I have also returned to painting on canvas and am enjoying the effects I can achieve.’

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Gallery 54 – The Premier Art Gallery in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

A fine collection of contemporary abstract art set within a 17th Century listed building.

Gallery 54 is accessible to everyone who enjoys viewing paintings, ceramics and glassware.

The 17th century building has been sympathetically restored to revitalise the quality and solidity of its natural building materials. Fusing original features with clean-lined contemporary design, Gallery 54 provides a space with an understated elegance and quirky appeal.

The exhibition space consists of two discrete floors balanced and accessed by an open stairwell gallery. The stairwell creates an open house ambience and displays artworks in a homely situ.

The strength of Gallery 54 lies in the calibre and integrity of the collected art. The viewing experience is energised by the juxtaposition of old and new. Contemporary abstract art backs on to the inherited architecture, off-setting modernity with sculptural period charm.

Gallery 54 currently exhibits work from over 20 artists. Some garnered from rich local talent, whilst others are national and international artists. Although the works lean towards, or securely belong in the abstract/modern genre, this does not limit their diversity.

All the artists share a keen aesthetic sense, absorption in interrelations of space, form and colour and evident joy in the suggestive ambiguity of abstract art.

Current artists include Alison MacGregor Grimley, Daniel Calderwood, Jo Jenkins, Mary Rose Young, Stuart Ellis, Amanda Hemmer, Duncan Johnson, Joanna Mayne, Rachel Sudworth, Zoe Taylor, Annica Neumuller, Fausta Scarano, John Maxwell Steele, Stephen Rippington, Celia Johnson, Isobel Mitchell, Maria Pierides and Steve Payter

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Gallery 54
54 High Street
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5HH

01989 567 917
info@gallery-54.com

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Stephen Rippington