Gary Long studied art at the Birmingham College of Art and the Manchester College of Art, where he was supported on an Art & Design fellowship. He lived on the west coast of Canada from 1966-68, and for 25 years he worked as a freelance illustrator. Currently and since 1993, he is also a part-time drawing tutor at University College Falmouth. With his Canadian wife, Patricia, he lives in Lelant, nr St Ives.
Long was one of the five Gallery Tresco artists to take part in 'the Venice Collection' painting project and exhibition in 2004. Six of his oils on canvas were included in the resulting exhibition on the Isles of Scilly. His work is also fully illustrated in the 2010 Exhibition Catalogue prepared by Gallery Tresco for the group of artists exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair, London.
In the spring catalogue of 2012, Long's work is represented by six stunningly coloured landscapes, after a further visit to the Scillies. Besides landscape painting, representing the human figure is also important to his art practice.
Painter in oils on canvas, all drawing media, and gouache
works and access
Works incl: The Old Works Barre, oil on canvas, Granite Museum, Barre, Vermont (permanent collection); Wave Tryptich, oil on canvas, Tresco Collection, Isles of Scilly; Looking North, Gurnards Head (oil on canvas); South Lands End (oil on canvas)
Illustrated in The Venice Collection catalogue (2004)
2004: Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly The Venice Collection;
2005: Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY
2012: Gallery Tresco - Spring show; Mixed show (Aug)
2013: Battersea Affordable Art Fair (Oct):
2019: Winter Exhibition, Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Penzance (16 Feb-24 Mar)
Society of Illustrators, New York 1997-
misc further info
Catalogues in Gallery Tresco Archive
Gallery Tresco (2004)The Venice collection Exhibition catalogue
Gallery Tresco (2010) Affordable Art Fair Exh catalogue
Cornwall Today (November 2013) 'Prescription for Art' by Alex Wade