ROSY LONG DA - Grays School of Art
Rosy Long is a visually impaired artist who lives in the beautiful village of Muchalls in Aberdeenshire. She also has the rare trait of synaesthesia, in her case a strong association between various symbols such as letters of the alphabet on the one hand and clear, well-defined colours on the other. Her work is inspired by cats and by the picturesque rural surroundings in which she lives.
Alongside her artwork, Rosy worked as an Art Specialist teaching Special Needs pupils. Having trained in Drawing and Painting, she now works in papier maché bas-relief, using acrylic mirrors to add a feeling of space and distance. Her artworks are of a narrative quality with a quirky sense of humour - but they usually have a dark side to them. She also works in 3D using the same ideas.
Solo exhibitions, collections and solo pieces have included those in:-
Aberdeen - Aberdeen Arts Centre, HMT (Dress Circle Bar), The Rendezvous Gallery, Under the Hammer, Queens Cross Church Hall, Aberdeen Artists Society, Artspace, Grays Graduates, Carbyart, Friends of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Bridgeview Gallery, Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, Peacocks, The Nicole Porter Gallery, Gallery Heinzel, The Holburn Gallery. Café Musa. Three of her paintings are part of the Aberdeen University collection.
Aberdeenshire Monymusk Arts Trust, Stonehaven Art Club, Montrose Gallery, The Riverside Gallery, Marywell Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery, Gallery at 55, The Syllavethy Gallery, The Milton Gallery, Crovie Summer Exhibition, Aboyne Art, The Inverarity Gallery, Teasel and Tweed
Dundee - Alessandro Studios (Broughty Ferry). Skillshare Dundee
Edinburgh - Just Scottish, The Galley on the Corner, Space Artworks
Glasgow - The Key Gallery
Ayr - The Maclaurin Gallery
Spain - Cuevas del Almanzera
Cambridge - St Catharine's College