Norman Long


"Ashley Bell"

Portraits, Still Life

Normans exhilarating demonstrations in the use of oil paint take you through the entire decision-making process of creating an exciting portrait. From the posing and lighting of the model through to the delicate application of the highlights, Norman maintains a dialogue with the spectators. His enthusiasm, risk-taking and ability to articulate technique cannot fail to inspire artists of all abilities.

For a young artist, Norman Long has achieved significant recognition. In his first year at Newcastle University, he was a prize winner in the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Upon graduating, he was made Artist in Residence at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham.

In his 5 years as an independent professional, Norman has had 4 solo shows and completed scores of commissions from life. He spent 7 weeks painting landscapes in California, culminating in exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Of most interest to those wishing to polish their skills, Norman has been teaching portraiture in oils for over 5 years and is keen to pass on those vital tips in workshops and demonstrations.

Exhibitions include: Hunting Art Prizes - Royal College of Art (2005), BlindArt - Royal College of Art (2005), Solo show - Harris Museum and Art Gallery (2004), Laing Landscape Exhibition - Mall Galleries (2001), BP/Amoco Portrait Award - National Portrait Gallery (2000), The Garrick/Milne Prize - Christie's (2000)

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