Paintings For Sale

Explore an extensive selection of original paintings for sale or available to rent. Showcasing contemporary paintings from some of the most exciting artists working today, our curated selection includes everything from oil paintings to watercolour, and from llandscapes to acrylic paintings. Browse our online collection and discover new paintings perfect for your home.

Buy Contemporary Paintings

Use our filters to find contemporary paintings in a range of media and styles by artists based in the UK and around the globe. Whether you’re looking for vibrant works by Kotaro Machiyama, delicate watercolour landscapes by Tou Toa, Louise McNaught’s mixed media animal portraits, or anything in between, we have something for art collections of all types.

We curate an unparalleled collection of paintings. As well as offering artworks embodying the cutting edge of experimentation in painting, such as Michael Tierney’s surrealist mixed media pieces, we are proud to showcase a range of painters drawing influence from the medium’s far-reaching history. Andrew Crane and Philip Tyler take inspiration from 20th-century expressionism, whilst Ta Byrne and Stella Kapezanou employ more traditional representational techniques to make us take a second, deeper look at their real and imagined subjects.

Discover more of our painters here.

History Of Modern Painting

Although painting has been a pastime for humans throughout our existence, the abstract and conceptual artworks we now see as timeless examples of the practice are relatively modern. Until the 20th century, painters focused exclusively on representational images: still lifes, portraiture or natural and religious subjects. We see this trend to varying degrees in the work of Monet, Van Gogh and other epoch-defining artists. Since then, painters have been testing the limits of the medium, experimenting with an expanding range of media and subject matter. The trend for geometric abstract paintings, for example, runs from pioneers such as Mondrian and Martin to contemporary artists such as Hetty Haxworth and Crispin Holder. The artists we hand-pick are at the forefront of the evolution of contemporary painting in the 21st century.

Painting has long been seen as a means of communication, albeit more slight and indirect than the spoken or written form. Edward Hopper once stated, “if you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” This has increasingly been the case with the emergence of new painting styles and methods that push the boundaries of representation, from Impressionism to Surrealism to Expressionism. Each of our artworks has been chosen because it communicates in its nuances something not tangible enough to convey by other means – from the straightforwardly representational to the abstract and conceptual.

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      The Heavens Wept

      Paintings - 100x100cm

      No. 662 v.2

      Paintings - 76x76cm

      On the Fringe

      Paintings - 76x203cm

      Study for The Temptation of St Anthony

      Paintings - 52x71cmRent for $ 140/mo

      Speicher I

      Paintings - 65x90cmRent for $ 80/mo

      Water Lilies

      Paintings - 130x90cmRent for $ 220/mo

      Unveiling 1

      Paintings - 66x51cm

      Centre for Life Supported Learning

      Paintings - 60x76cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Look Out

      Paintings - 81x66cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Accumulation

      Paintings - 82x112cmRent for $ 550/mo

      From Marford Hill

      Paintings - 40x40cmRent for $ 90/mo

      Sailing

      Paintings - 30x25cm

      Configuration v

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 215/mo

      Charmouth Beach

      Paintings - 42x60cmRent for $ 140/mo

      Thames at Dusk

      Paintings - 100x130cmRent for $ 520/mo

      Untitled (tropics)

      Paintings - 86x76cm

      Nostalgia and bitter reminiscing

      Paintings - 180x160cmRent for $ 440/mo

      Getaway

      Paintings - 10x15cmRent for $ 71/mo