Gary Long is a figurative painter who is invloved in the making of images concerned with the coast, sea, sky, weather and the impressions they leave.
Gary Long was born in Birmingham, England in 1945. He attended Birmingham College of Art after which he spent two years working as an illustrator in Vancouver, Canada. On returning to England, made advanced studies at Manchester College of Art graduating with the equivalent of an MA by research.
Since leaving college, Gary has worked as a successful illustrator on numerous national and international accounts in publishing and advertising.
He is an artist member of the Society of Illustrators in New York and a part time lecturer at the University College Falmouth. Gary, with his Canadian wife Pat, recently moved to St Ives from Devon to be closer to the environment that most inspires him.
1945 Born, Birmingham
1962-5 Attended Birmingham College of Art
1966-8 Vancouver and Toronto. Worked as an illustrator
1969-70 Manchester College ofArt, School of Advanced Study.
Received fellowship A.D.F. (MANC) the equivalent of an M.A. by research
1970 Freelanced as an illustrator through London and New York agents, working for many major national and international companies and publishers.
1993 Falmouth College of Art, part-time lecturer two days per week involved in drawing the figure - ongoing
1998 Elected artist member of the society of illustrators in New York.
2002 Commissioned to produce 6 paintings for the Queen Mary ii.
2003 Filmed by BBC Midlands
2005 Invited to paint in Vermont USA at: Slate Valley Museum, Granville N.Y. Southern Vermont Art Center, Vt. The Granite Museum Barre, Vt.
2006 Work shown in Sydney Vancouver Island
2007 Featured on BBC Countryfile
2011 Teaching courses at St Ives School of Painting into the summer
Solo and Mixed Shows
2011 SCA Gallery, Shrewsbury
2011 Riverside Gallery, Barnes
2011 Waterside Gallery, St Ives
2011 Gallery Tresco
2011 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2011 Hadfield Fine Art, Cotswolds
2011 Quiddity Fine Art, Hampshire
2011 Island Fine Art, Isle of Wight
2010 Gallery Tresco
2010 Riverside Gallery, Barnes
2010 54 The Gallery, Shepards Market, London
2010 New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives
2010 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
2009 Gallery Tresco
2009 Essex Tyler Gallery
2009 Hadfield Fine Art, Cotswolds
2009 Porthminster Gallery
2009 Walker Gallery, Harrogate
2009 Polka Dot Gallery, Exeter
2008 Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2008 Gallery Tresco
2008 Penhaven Gallery, St Ives
2008 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and Truro
2008 Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham
2008 Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2007 Gallery Tresco
2007 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and Truro
2006 Granite Museum, Barre
2006 The Great Atlantic Map Works, St. Just
2006 New West Gallery , British Columbia
2006 Webbs Road Gallery, London
2006 Artifex Gallery, Birmingham
2006 Gallery Tresco, New Grimsby
2006 The Affordable Art Fair, London
2006 The Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth
2006 Gallery Tresco
2006 Affordable Art Fair, London
2006 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
2005 Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, USA
2005 Gallery Tresco, New Grimsby
2005 Slate Valley Museum, Granville, N.Y.
2005 Southern Vermont Art Center
2004 The Great Atlantic Map Works, St. Just
2004 Gallery Tresco, New Grimsby
2004 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
2004 The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2004 Art Life, Tospham
2004 Innocent Fine Art, Bristol
2004 Coves Quay Gallery, Salcombe
2004 The Stour Gallery
2003 Coves Quay Gallery, Salcombe
2003 Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
2002 The Great Atlantic Map Works, St. Just
2002 The Affordable Art Fair, London
2002 Chelsea Arts Fair, London
2001 Coves Quay Gallery, Salcombe
2000 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford
1999 The Great Atlantic Map Works, St. Just
1999 The Society of Illustrators , New York
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