The Living Mountain

A stunning series of images – a symphony of subtle essences ***** Giles Sutherland The Times

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. 17th February to 31st March.

The Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh. From April 17th to 24th.

Watch video: The Living Mountain. Dreaming a Response


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



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  ‘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

More info about the exhibition: Planets Series

Below; photos of the related talk at the Demarco Galleries, Summerhall 2019