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.

Artist statement

Our fondest memories are often those of ‘escaping’ – of getting away from it all if only for a while. This escape is serene, moving, and is usually characterised by a certain place personal to each of us. My paintings are entitled “Lands of Escape”, I aim to capture mood, emotion, movement and atmosphere in my work, These Lands of Escape are not the places themselves – they are how we remember them. Travelling the remote northern coastlines of Scotland influences my painting and more recently the panoramic, rugged lands of OrkneyI paint instinctively, inspired by shifting skies or a distant light or colour on the horizon. I paint with large brushes, swiftly, creating a sense of movement in each painting. I apply the paint directly onto the canvas, to keep the paint looking fresh and the colours vivid and I often build up layers to create interesting textures and depth. With Scotland as my inspiration I can never grow tired of the desire to paint.

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