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Cristina Rodriguez

Country Life

1st September 2001

Critic's Choice

This month's selection has been made by James Huntington-Whiteley.

James Huntington-Whiteley is an art dealer and exhibition organiser specialising in modern British and contemporary Art. He has curated exhibitions for the National Trust, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of Wales.

Exploring the City: the Norman Foster Studio

The Defining Moment: Victorian Narrative Paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection

Cristina Rodriguez: Jump into Reality

The Art of Gwen John (1876-1939)

Cristina Rodriguez: Jump into Reality

Narrative paintings of children and family life are very much the theme of this exhibition of vibrant paintings which should lift the spirits now that summer is on the way out.

Christina Rodriguez (b.1964) is a Colombian artist, who studied art in Bogota, before completing her MA at the Slade in 1991. In her new paintings, simplified, stylized figures are dancing, eating, drinking, playing on the beach - enjoying themselves in the brightest of colours!

The Colombian Ambassador is clearly a fan, describing Rodriguez's paintings as a tribute to life.

"Highly charged with sentiments, her immense paintings are full of colour, of feeling and, above all, faith.I think Cristina is trying to portray the sacred presence of human beings and our need for others.
James Fairgrieve has an innate ability to compose images of immense beauty through acute observation.

He is one of Scotland's leading painters. Having studied at the Edinburgh College of Art (1962–68) he went on to teach painting and drawing at the Edinburgh College of Art from where he retired in 1998. He is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours and past President of the Society of Scottish Artists.

Birds, animals and the natural world feature strongly in his pictures which have been widely shown in group and solo exhibitions north and south of the Border.

His work is held by many collections; the most notable include, HRH Prince Philip, Ian Rankin and the Fleming Collection.

MacLean Fine Art held a one-man show of James Fairgrieve’s recent still life work art artLondon 2002.

For available works please click here

Homes and Gardens
Arabella Johnsen

The Scotsman
Jennifer Anderson

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez

Jennifer Anderson