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.

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.

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.

May 1, 2018

Come and join us at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead on Hampstead Heath (10 - 13 May) where we're looking forward to exhibiting the latest work from Elaine Jones, Andrew Hood, Anna Boss, Ben Risk and Catherine Monmarson. Get in touch for ticke...

April 12, 2018

Join us at Fresh Contemporary Art Fair at Cheltenham Racecourse (27 - 29 April) on stand 22 where we'll be exhibiting the latest paintings from Kate Evans, Elaine Jones, Andrew Hood and Anna Boss. Get in touch for tickets to the fair and make sure you subscribe to...

March 27, 2018

Journeys through landscape are at the heart of the work of both Anna Boss and Elaine Jones. Both artists create paintings that are atmospheric, sensitive and that tap into our emotional response to place.  However, whilst the starting point for Anna and Elaine may be s...

March 7, 2018

Out of his Bristol based studio Ben Risk creates works that invite the viewer on a familiar but surreal adventure. Everyday images, memories and observations are collected and elevated into paintings and monoprints that are brilliantly evocative, dreamlike and ambiguou...

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