Gary Long


Gary Long is a figurative painter who is involved 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.

In 2002, he was commissioned to produce 6 paintings for the Queen Mary II and in 2005 was invited to paint in Vermont USA at: Slate Valley Museum, Granville N.Y. Southern Vermont Art Center, Vt. The Granite Museum Barre, Vt.

He has been featured on BBC Countryfile and has taught at both the St. Ives School of Painting and also runs courses at the Verrocchio Art Center in Tuscany, Italy.

Selected Exhibitions:

Denise Yapp Contemparory

Monmouth John Noot

Broadway Lighthouse Gallery

Penzance Claremont Antiques and Art

Sevenoaks Waterside Gallery

St Ives Riverside Gallery, Barnes

SCA Gallery

Shrewsbury Hadfield Fine Art, Cotswolds