About

I’m interested in communicating an atmospheric, visceral response to the subjects I paint, with a particular interest in landscape and cultural history. Most of my work is in response to Scottish landscape.

I often work in collaboration with poets or musicians, creating videos which showcase  these projects. (these can be viewed in ‘Collaborations’ in the menu above).

In 2018 I was accepted as a professional member of the SSA (Society of Scottish Artists). In 2020 I was commissioned by The Folio Society to create artworks for their publication of Nan Shepherd’s Scottish landscape classic; The Living Mountain.

Times critic Dr Giles Hansen Sutherland:

Rose Strang brings the whole force of experience and love of nature into her work … You can see the work’s been layered, and there’s a lot of experimentation, a lot of energy and love.

(Robert McFarlane, author of The Lost Words, The Wild Places and Underland).

In Rose Strang’s extraordinary paintings, no focal point is privileged. These are intensely dynamic paintings, seethingly alive with stroke, dab, scratch and drip. Landscape, here, is not static backcloth or wallpaper … Water, in Strang’s paintings, is made strange again to the eye … astonishing in its persistence, dramatic in its presence.

Paintings and artworks can be viewed in ‘Artworks’ in the menu above.

(If you have any queries, I can be contacted at rose.strang@gmail.com)

BIO

Living and working in Edinburgh.

2001 – Post Graduate Diploma, Museum and Gallery Studies, St Andrews University.

1997 – BA (HONS) Fine Art and Related Arts. Chichester University.

2018 – Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

2010 – Cultural Leadership Training, London School of Design.

SOLO AND 2/3-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2022

Coast. Jim Wright and Rose Strang.  Sunday 12th June until Friday 22nd July. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Ardnamurchan.

2020

A Suble Touch. Rose Strang, Anna King and Mhairi McGregor. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.

2019

Ardban. Limetree Gallery An Ealdhain, Fortwilliam, Scotland

The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. Demarco Galleries, Summerhall, Edinburgh. Paintings by Rose Strang. Talk by Dr Michael Ward (author of Planet Narnia. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis). 

 Winter Miniatures. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh.

2018

Texture. Rose Strang,  Vivienne Williams, RCA, Henry Jabour, Limetree Gallery, Bristol.

2017

Winter Series: Music and Image. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh

Isle of Harris. Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh

2016

 Harbours. Freespace Gallery, Edinburgh.

Snowscapes. Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh.

Borders. Whitespace Gallery.

Sea and Sky. Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh.

GROUP SHOWS

2022

Summer Exhibition, Limetree Gallery Bristol. 14th July till 31st August.

From the Mountains to the Sea. Limetree Gallery, Bristol

2021

Affordable Art Fair, Online. Limetree Gallery

December – Commissioned by The Folio Society London to create a series of nine paintings for their publication of The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd.

2020

Winter Exhibition. Limetree Gallery, Bristol

Autumn Exhibition. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland

Summer Exhibition. Limetree Gallery, Long Melford

2019

SSA Open. Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Christmas Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol

Small Works. Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

2018

SSA+VAS Open Exhibition. Society of Scottish Artists. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

 Spring Exhibition. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland

First Look. Limetree Gallery, Long Melford

The Winter Show. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland

 Edinburgh Art Fair. Limetree Gallery. Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.

 Christmas Show. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.

2017

Christmas Show. Artpistol Gallery, Glasgow.

Edinburgh Art Fair. Corn Exchange. Lime Tree Gallery.

A Sense of Place. Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

2016

RSA Open. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2015

Spring Show. Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh

2014

WEST: The west coast and beyond. Gallery Ten, Edinburgh

2013

Winter Exhibition. Sutton Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh. Winter Exhibition

On a Small Scale. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2000

70/2000 The Road to Meikle Seggie. City Art Centre Edinburgh.

PRESS

The National

https://www.thenational.scot/news/20203905.landscape-artist-rose-strang-unearths-rare-scottish-gaelic-gem/

The Sunday Post.

‘The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else’ – Nan Shepherd (1893-1981). Review of the Folio Society illustrated edition of Nan Shepherd’s Living Mountain, by Alice Hinds. October 2021

The Times.

‘It’s a blast: serenity and destruction steal show’. Review of RSA show, with mention of ‘Cockenzie Power Station’ by Rose Strang, by Giles Sutherland, November 2015

The Herald.

‘Artist gives back to landscapes that inspired her work’. By Susan Swarbrick, November 2015.

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