Rational Expressions

Gary Nigel Long

Art Design Fellowship, Manchester College of Art, 1970 (now Manchester University)

As a figurative painter, I am involved in the creation of images – images that are concerned with the coast, the sea, the sky, and the weather, and also the impressions that they leave.

Working from sketches, memory and intuition, the initial image becomes secondary to the paint and the surface.  It is with the push and drag of the paint building the surface, that I arrive close to the essence of my first vision.

Drawing from life plays an important place in my practice.  Up until 2012, for 18 years two days per week, I was the life drawing tutor at University College Falmouth. Currently, I spend much of my time conducting workshops at the St. Ives School of Painting in Cornwall.

Reproduced with permission from the artist.

Born 1945, Birmingham

Attended Birmingham College of Art

Illustrator, Vancouver and Toronto.

Manchester College of Art, School of Advanced Study.
Received fellowship A.D.F. (MANC) the equivalent of an M.A. by research

Freelance illustrator through London and New York agents, working for many major national and international companies and publishers.

Falmouth College of Art, part-time lecturer two days per week – until 2012

Elected artist member of the society of illustrators in New York.

Commissioned to produce 6 paintings for the Queen Mary II

Filmed by BBC Midlands

Invited to paint in Vermont, USA at: Slate Valley Museum, Southern Vermont Art Center, The Granite Museum in Barre.

Work shown in Sydney, Vancouver Island, Canada

Featured on BBC Countryfile

Teaching courses at St Ives School of Painting

Solo and Mixed Shows

Riverside Gallery, Barnes
Various shows throughout Cornwall
Inspired Frames Gallery Barnet, Hertfordshire

Riverside Gallery, Barnes
Waterside Gallery, St Ives
Gallery Tresco New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives

Hadfield Fine Art, Cotswolds
Quiddity Fine Art, Hampshire
Island Fine Art, Isle of Wight
Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield

SCA Gallery, Shrewsbury

Riverside Gallery, Barnes

54 The Gallery, Shepards Market, London

New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives

Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance