Norman Long (BA, MAFA) was born in 1976 in Preston. His affiliation with The Picture House dates back to 2000, when, upon graduating from Newcastle University, he established his studio in the adjacent building.
Norman has developed a reputation as a distinguished oil painter, initially as a portraitist. His works have twice featured in the BP Portrait Award and Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibitions. In 2010 he was awarded the coveted de Laszlo Award for the evocative portrait of his father, Walter Long.
Norman now creates work across a variety of subjects, including figurative compositions, still life and landscape. The oil landscapes presented here were completed entirely on site, aiming to catch the immediacy of light effects in the colour and brushstrokes.
Norman has enjoyed success in both Britain and the US. He has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia and California as well as a host of London venues. In 2008, he was awarded a double scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
In 2011 he was voted into membership of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art.
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Royal Society of Portrait Painters
BP Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery
New York Public Library, New York City
Gallery 128, Philadelphia
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
New English Art Club
Laing Landscape Exhibition – Mall Galleries
The Hunting Art Prizes - Royal College of Art
Singer& Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
Royal Cornwall Museum
Stockport Art Gallery
Manchester Academy of Fine Arts - Mill Yard Gallery
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool