The Living Mountain

In December 2020 I was commissioned by The Folio Society London to create a series of seven paintings to illustrate their new publication of Scotland’s iconic classic of landscape literature; The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd.

(The Folio Society edition of Nan Shephard’s The Living Mountain illustrated by Rose Strang and introduced by Robert Macfarlane is now exclusively available at www.foliosociety.com

Link to book …The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, published by the Folio Society 2021

The series will be on exhibition in 2023 at the following galleries …

The Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. 6th January to 31st March. (*paintings not for sale at this exhibition).

The Limetree Gallery, Bristol. April 22nd to May 6th.

(More details about launch etc tbc)


‘Among Elementals. Book cover. The Living Mountain Series. Oil on 60x42cm wood. Rose Strang 2020


You can read about the creative process behind the series on these links …

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6




Planet Narnia – exhibition and event


Below; the Planets Series.

Planet Narnia. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

The paintings above take inspiration from the planets as understood in Medieval cosmology and imagination, and the seven books of Narnia which were each inspired by the seven planets (as discovered by Michael Ward, author of the excellent ‘Planet Narnia. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis’.)


Exhibition and Talk at Demarco Galleries, Summerhall, Edinburgh 2019.

The paintings were exhibited at the Demarco Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh in September 2019, and the exhibition launch was accompanied by a talk by Michael Ward


Click on link for more information about the project, which we hope will tour in 2022..

Link: Planets Series

Below; photos from the exhibition, talk and related events at the Demarco Galleries, Summerhall 2019