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 on The Living Mountain series:
A stunning series of images — a symphony of subtle essences, distilled experiences, fleeting memory fragments and deep, heartfelt lingering impressions … these paintings work slowly, generatively taking hold of our senses and our imagination.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
2023. The Times ‘Rose Strang – Symphony of Subtle Essences and Lingering Impressions’
2023. Art Mag. Dreaming the Painted Word. Rose Strang responds to Nan Shepherd at the Scottish Poetry Library
2023 The National Nan Shepherd: Exhibition to mark 130th birthday of environmentalist
2022 The National https://www.thenational.scot/news/20203905.landscape-artist-rose-strang-unearths-rare-scottish-gaelic-gem/
2022 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
2015 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
2015 The Herald. ‘Artist gives back to landscapes that inspired her work’. By Susan Swarbrick, November 2015.
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
The Living Mountain: Dreaming a Response. Solo exhibition. 17th February to 31st March. The Scottish Poetry Library, Crichton Close, Edinburgh.
The Living Mountain: Dreaming a Response. Solo exhibition. 17th to 23rd April. The Heriot Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Coast. Jim Wright and Rose Strang. Sunday 12th June until Friday 22nd July. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Ardnamurchan.
A Suble Touch. Rose Strang, Anna King and Mhairi McGregor. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.
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.
Texture. Rose Strang, Vivienne Williams, RCA, Henry Jabour, Limetree Gallery, Bristol.
Winter Series: Music and Image. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh
Isle of Harris. Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
Harbours. Freespace Gallery, Edinburgh.
Snowscapes. Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh.
Borders. Whitespace Gallery.
Sea and Sky. Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh.
Summer Exhibition, Limetree Gallery Bristol. 14th July till 31st August.
From the Mountains to the Sea. Limetree Gallery, Bristol
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.
Winter Exhibition. Limetree Gallery, Bristol
Autumn Exhibition. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland
Summer Exhibition. Limetree Gallery, Long Melford
SSA Open. Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Christmas Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol
Small Works. Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
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.
Christmas Show. Artpistol Gallery, Glasgow.
Edinburgh Art Fair. Corn Exchange. Lime Tree Gallery.
A Sense of Place. Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol
RSA Open. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Spring Show. Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
WEST: The west coast and beyond. Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
Winter Exhibition. Sutton Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh. Winter Exhibition
On a Small Scale. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
70/2000 The Road to Meikle Seggie. City Art Centre Edinburgh.