Rosanne Barr



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Roseanne Barr was born in 1981 in the village of Gartocharn at the south end of Loch Lomond. She experienced the natural beauty of the countryside from an early age, finding inspiration in the far north of Scotland at Balnakiel in Sutherland, Arisaig and Altbea, Ross & Cromarty. She was awarded Silver and Gold medals in successive years in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Galleries Drawing Competition and subsequently exhibited at the Smith Galleries in Stirling.

In 2003 she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee with First Class Honours. Later that year she exhibited in London at the British Design Centre and at The Mall Galleries w here she was awarded a Licentiate of Distinction by the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Rosanne began work on abstract landscape painting in 2005. Her work featured at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle and a solo show, entitled Lands of Escape at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

In March 2007, on a world excursion, she experienced the evocative sights of Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. On her return to Scotland she left employment with Perth Education Authority to concentrate full-time on an artistic career.

She has received invitations to many galleries in Scotland. Her most recent work has been selected for the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts and Paisley Art Institute.

In March 2008 her first major solo show Lands of Home and Venture at The Green Gallery was a sell-out: …… “bold brushed landscapes, deftly mixing realism, impressionism, and a dash of the Colourists. Always inspired by Scotland’s landscapes”. [The Herald 8.03.08]

In recent months she has been fortunate enough to visit the Orkney Isles, where family now have a second home. Viewing the midsummer clouds across the sea has inspired a major exhibition entitled - “Skyscapes” .

Rosanne continues to work in both acrylic and oil at her studio, in the Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire.