June 10, 2020

Elaine Jones' new collection of oil paintings, developed throughout the coronavirus lockdown, brings together the landscapes of her garden and local area in Bristol as well as memories of her travels around Greece last summer.

April 21, 2020

It's always fascinating to see the creative process behind an artist's work. So we're delighted to have been given behind the scenes access in Anna Boss' studio to follow the development of one of her new mixed media paintings layer by layer.

January 15, 2020

2020 marks First Contemporary's 15th anniversary! Since our very first art fair in 2005 First Contemporary has been curating exciting collections of artworks that complement contemporary living.

November 4, 2019

Andrew Hood’s work has long hovered on the border between representation and abstraction, allowing him to adeptly capture both the look and feel of the locations depicted in his paintings. However, more recently his paintings have nudged slightly more towards abstracti...

July 10, 2019

Andrew Hood is back in the studio embarking on a new series of paintings inspired by the sights and sounds from his travels around India a few years ago. This particular trip marked a pivotal moment in Andrew’s painting practice, so we caught up with him to find out mo...

February 28, 2019

The rolling hills, unspoiled beaches and hidden coves along the South Devon coastline, and in particular the picturesque town of Salcombe, continue to inspire artist Elaine Jones and her painting practice.

February 7, 2019

Andrew Hood’s latest series of oil paintings see a return to the capital, where he was greatly inspired by the spectacular views from London’s Sky Garden.

December 12, 2018

Elaine Jones’ latest series of work is based on the West Coast of Scotland. She has produced five large paintings that take their inspiration from the sea lochs around Loch Torridon and the remote but beautiful Applecross peninsula.

November 14, 2018

This November First Contemporary are heading back to the Edinburgh Art Fair (23 - 25 Nov), where we'll be showing selected works from Elaine Jones, Andrew Hood, Kate Evans and Ben Risk.

July 26, 2018

Tucked away in an ancient hillside in Southern Provence surrounded by olive groves and with stunning views over rural France lies Catherine Monmarson’s studio. The space is a treasure trove of mixed media artworks, which tumble out into the rest of the house.

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