Biography

Born Preston, England, 1976
MAFA Norman was elected as a trustee of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art in 2017
Northern Boys Norman is an active member of this distinguished group of outdoor painters. Painting trips to London and Venice are scheduled for 2018.
Education
2008-2009 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Post Baccalaureate
1995-1999 Newcastle University, BA (Hons) Fine Art
1994-1995 Blackpool and Fylde College, Foundation Diploma, Art and Design
 Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 The Cafe Exhibition – Norman Long Studio School , Preston
2017 The Tuesday Paintings – Ham and Jam, Preston
2015 London and Beyond – Norman Long Studio School , Preston
2015 City Life – Osborne Studio Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2013 City Reflections – Wendy Levy Gallery, Manchester
2012 Visions of Manchester – 2 man show – Colourfield Gallery, Cheshire
2011 Norman Long and John Hamilton – 2 man show – Levy Gallery, Manchester
2010 Studio Visions – 2 man show – Preston
2008 “A Mother Like Alex” Book Launch – 10 Portraits – National Portrait Gallery, London
  Departure Show – Preston
2004 Recent Works (solo show) – Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2000  California Landscapes (solo show) – San Luis Obispo, California and Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
 Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Winter Exhibition – Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester
 2016 Royal Institute of Oil Painters – Mall Galleries, London
 2015 West Lancashire Open– Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
  Manchester Academy of Fine Arts – Manchester Cathedral
2014 Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year– Mall Galleries, London
  Royal Institute of Oil Painters – Mall Galleries, London
  Manchester Academy of Fine Art – Spring Exhibition – Portico Gallery, Manchester
  Artist of the Month Exhibition – The Picture House, Padiham
 2013 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition – Kings Place Gallery, London
  Spring Exhibition – Manchester Academy of Fine Art – Portico Gallery, Manchester

 2012

 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition – Kings Place Gallery, London
  Summer and Winter Exhibitions 
– Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
  – Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
  – Walker Galleries, Harrogate
  – Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury Art Gallery
  – Wendy Levy Gallery, Manchester
  – Spencer Coleman Fine Art, Lincoln
2011 Winter Exhibition – Wendy Levy Gallery, Manchester
  Northern Action Group– Lytham Heritage Centre
2010 Winter Exhibition – Wendy Levy Gallery, Manchester
  Royal Society of Portrait Painters– Mall Galleries, London
2009 Discerning Eye Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London
  PAFA Juried Show– Gallery 128, Philadelphia
2008 Touching Art Touching You – Royal Cornwall Museum
2007  Royal Society of Portrait Painters– Mall Galleries, London
2006 BP Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery, London
  BlindArt Exhibition – New York Public Library, New York City
2005 The Hunting Art Prizes – Royal College of Art
  BlindArt Inaugural Exhibition – Royal College of Art
2001 Laing Landscape Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London 
2000 BP Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery, London
  The Garrick / Milne Prize – Christie’s, London
1999 Royal Institute of Oil Painters – Mall Galleries, London
1995/6 Singer& Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London
   
 
Awards
2017 2nd Prize – Painting Padiham
2016 2nd Prize – Harris Open
2015 Dr Barbara Oldham Memorial Award – MAFA
2013 Artist of the Year – Artists and Illustrators magazine
2010 The de Laszlo Foundation Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2008 Academy Merit Scholarship, PAFA, USA
International Merit Scholarship, PAFA, USA
2006 Artist’s Grant to attend Vermont Studio Center, USA
1999/2000 Awarded Lawrence House ‘Artist in Residence’ post at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham
1995 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition – Prizewinner

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