About the Artist
ROSANNE BARR was born in 1981 in the Scottish village of Gartocharn, south end of Loch Lomond. She studied Art and Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduating in 2003 with a First Class Honours Degree.
In the short number of years since graduating, Rosanne Barr has established herself as one of the most highly successful landscape artists currently painting in Scotland. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Jolomo Landscape awards, one of the most prestigious awards for artists in Scotland. She was also awarded Silver and gold medals in successive years in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Galleries Drawing Competition.
Rosanne paints instinctively, inspired by shifting skies or a distant light or colour on the horizon. Using large brushes she swiftly creates a sense of movement in each painting. Paint is applied directly onto the Canvas, creating a fresh appearance often with vivid colours. Roseanne builds up layers producing interesting textures and depth.
Since 2008 she has had many successful solo exhibitions all over Scotland. She has also won many awards including the Blythswood Square Quaich at the Annual GSWA exhibition at the Lillie Gallery (2014): she was selected as the International Artist for Great Gulf Arts Festival in Pensacola, USA: she was elected a member of Glasgow Society of Women Artists (2010); she was a Finalist in the Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards (2009).
She lives and works in Milngavie