NEWS: For the second year running, a Norman Long self portrait has been accepted for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition and Exhibition. Top prize is £10,000. The Exhibition at Kings Place Gallery runs from 20 June to 22 September 2013.
NEWS: Manchester Academy of Fine Art’s Summer Exhibition, featuring 4 of Norman’s paintings including his 12 foot Bench painting, runs from 28th May to 13th July at Bury Art Museum
ARTISTS: Check out Norman Long’s inspiring speech given at the 2013 Young Artist of the Year Awards. “Three Things you need to be an Artist”
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Norman Long (BA, MAFA) is a painter of choice for discerning UK collectors with an appreciation of traditional skills. Trained at Newcastle University and the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Long has been winning awards for his evocative and painterly oils since his student days.
His PORTRAITS have been exhibited in the BP Portrait Award and won the de Laszlo Award from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. A rigorous background in this most demanding of disciplines equips this young artist to create sensitive paintings in all genre. He is currently working on series of;
Distinctive FIGURATIVE works with a psychological twist. While superficially depicting a couple walking or a glance from one café table to another, the underlying narrative of these works is a longing for connection. Even the solitary figures in Long’s work are loaded with the awareness of the viewer’s gaze.
Painterly and light-filled STILL LIFE paintings of everyday kitchen subjects- teacups, milk, eggs and cakes- observed with such sensitivity as to make us look again at the mundane.
CITYSCAPES, currently mostly of Manchester. The smaller works are painted directly on site to capture the excitement of immediate response to the setting and inspire the larger studio pieces.