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.

Find out more in our Guide To Paintings.

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      The Heavens Wept

      Paintings - 100x100cm

      No. 662 v.2

      Paintings - 76x76cm

      Universal Fragments, Fire

      Paintings - 125x100cmRent for $ 610/mo

      Dualities 3

      Paintings - 100x65cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Spring Equinox 3

      Paintings - 100x65cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Spectators

      Paintings - 51x41cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Unveiling 1

      Paintings - 66x51cm

      Folio

      Paintings - 112x90cm

      Lighthaus

      Paintings - 68x48cmRent for $ 195/mo

      Pink Sunset

      Paintings - 40x50cm

      Cool River

      Paintings - 36x46cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Maleficent

      Paintings - 40x40cm

      English Oak

      Paintings - 100x80cm

      The Sounds of Old Earth

      Paintings - 60x90cmRent for $ 235/mo

      Sometimes I Avoid People III

      Paintings - 100x100cmRent for $ 160/mo

      Babylon System

      Paintings - 50x76cmRent for $ 80/mo

      Your Whites

      Paintings - 40x40cmRent for $ 75/mo

      12-08-1967

      Paintings - 183x122cm

      Escape Route

      Paintings - 76x61cmRent for $ 95/mo

      New Hadrian's Wall

      Paintings - 76x60cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Flightpath of the Aquatic Asthmatics

      Paintings - 190x183cmRent for $ 960/mo

      Tempest II

      Paintings - 40x36cmRent for $ 65/mo