Days End - Rosanne Barr


Rosanne Barr Scottish Artist

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Sept 2019 

Marie Curie Charity Fundraiser ;the Brain Game at the Hilton, 

Painting live on stage!

What a night! I was invited to paint live in front of an audience of 100s, during a charity fundraiser called the brain game (basically a glamourous version of a pub quiz accompanied by a delicious 4 course meal at the Hilton), I don't know what was more daunting being pulled up on stage to be interviewed or painting in nearly pitch-black lighting, save for a strategically placed strobe light!  Throughout  the night there was a live auction of luxurious gifts and getaways and the final lot was my completed painting. I was delighted that a bidding war began and my painting raised a total of £3600. The whole event raised over 1 million that evening and it was a delight and a privilege to be part of.  If there is a challenge I pride myself I rising to it!!



May 2019

My second starring role in artist video!! Eilidh and a film crew came to my studio to capture me painting and chatting about my thought process. The beautiful scenery in the background was Loch Lomond on a magically lit February afternoon, stunning piece of film.

to watch click this link;


Jan 2019

I am delighted to have be one of British Contemporary featured artists. This website features the top British Artists. Follow the link below to find out more!!


Open Studio Event

I will be hosting an open studio event as part of Campsie Art Vibe from 1 till 4 pm on Sunday the 12th August 2018 at my studio , 20 Dunlop Place , Milngavie. I will be giving painting demonstrations throughout the day and showing my latest paintings. 


Christmas exhibitions

Christmas shows are all up and running, you can find my paintings scattered across the country in the following galleries;

Annan Gallery, Glasgow The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff The Wren Gallery, Burford The Look Gallery, Helmsley , York The Green Gallery, Buchlyvie

Signet Contemporary Art, London The Veneeer Gallery, Glasgow The Doorway Gallery, Dublin



Sardinia Biennalle !

Artist Residency July 2017 onwards

Just returned from a wonderful adventure to the beautiful Island of San Antioco, Sardinia. After settling into the lovely apartment high on a hill over looking the little town and sea, I met the other ten European artists from Portugal. Czech Republic, Belgium, Norway, Italy and France. Then the weeks events kicked off with musical performances on the stage in the town centre, we were then interviewed on stage to introduce our work and country. The following three days were spent painting under the specially constructed Gazebos on one of the Islands idyllic beaches, crowded by Italian beach goers and art enthusiasts we all painted and chatted and swam to cool us down. I met some wonderful people and enjoyed all the hospitality provided, Sardinian , what a week!! After tv interviews and a final farewell party all paintings produced during the week were auctioned off to raise money for AVAST a local charity and many of volunteers were involved in running the event and hosting the invited artists.


Artist Residency in Sardinia 2017

I have been invited to participate in 'Colour Island' Sant' Antioco , Sardinia , where I will be painting for a week with other artists from across Europe.


Fotherigham Gallery Show Catalogue

Please click on the link to take you to the flip catalogue promoting my exhibition at he Fotheringham Gallery October 2016


Youtube video

This is the you tube link which takes you to the video recorded by Leigh from the Fotheringham Gallery to promote my solo show at the gallery in October 2016



Atlast My new studio!!

After two years of planning applications to buy land from the council I finally have my new studio built!! It has been well worth the wait as I can finally swing a cat and a dog and probably even a giraffe in my new studio... so if you fancy a visit to see my latest work please get in touch!


Returning to Orkney

Cliffs and Waves July 2016

Another wonderful week spent in Orkney , staying at my parents house in Birsay. Wild storms, sunny skies and warm sunsets and I am now overloaded with paintings ideas , cant wait to get painting.....


Commission Number three

Third Isle 2016 -

Third painting commissioned by the Giles.


Commission painting number 2

Second Isles Commission 2016 -

Second painting from the set of three Isles commissioned by the Giles.


Another happy customer!

'Dutchman's Cap' 2016 -

I was delighted to receive the following from one of my clients who commissioned his second set of paintings inspired by the western Isles;


"We must collaborate again some other time Rosanne!


I have really found it both enjoyable and artistically rewarding to be so

closely involved with the, very successful, latest project.

I feel it has been a genuine meeting of our different but complementary

artistic worlds where the combination has added up to more than the

individual parts!

You deserve congratulations for being so open minded and allowing such an

experience to flourish."

Ian Giles, retired photographer.

Anyone wishing to commission a painting please do get in touch, all ideas are most welcome and I enjoy a challenge!!


I hope you too have also felt some benefit on artistic grounds alone.


One of my paintings featured on Poster for Lillie exhibition

My Painting was used in advertising for the GSWA annual exhibition at the Lillie Gallery , Milngavie.


Reaching the rest of the UK

Exhibitions in York, London, Surrey, Bath and Burford August 2015 to Dec 2015

I am now showing with a number of new galleries in England; Signet Contemporary Art in Chelsea, London. The Art Agency in Surrey, The look Gallery in Helmsley, York and continuing to sell well at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath and the Wren Gallery in Burford.


Diageo Whisky Specialist Commission

Johnnie Walker Black Label June 2015

Diageo Whisky Specialist Commission

I was commissioned by Diageo Whisky Specialists to paint a landscape which represented the blends in Johnnie Walker Red Label and a painting to represent Johnnie Walker Black Label. The company has a blending room where guests watch and taste the blending process. The paintings are to aid the whisky specialist in explaining the process of whisky blending to an audience. This painting for Johhnie Walker Black Label represents the more classic flavours and it is a more subtle blend, no one flavour is prominent. Hopefully the painting will help ignite conversation!


Diageo Whisky Specialists Commission

Johnnie Walker Red Label Painting June 2015

I was commissioned by Diageo Whisky Specialists to paint a landscape which represented the blends in Johnnie Walker Red Label and a painting to represent Johnnie Walker Black Label. The company has a blending room where guests watch and taste the blending process. The paintings are to aid the whisky specialist in explaining the process of whisky blending to an audience. The blend of colours and the composition of this painting has blended areas and areas which pop and draw the viewer in. Red Label is a contemporary Whisky aimed and this painting was to be fresh and bold.


More photos

Commissions for the Rayapoor's Cafe feb till march

One of the paintings commissioned by the Rayapoor's for their cafe in Richmond, London.


Photos of commissioned paintings

For the Rayapoors! Feb - Mar

One of the Paintings commissioned by the Rayapoor's for their London Cafe.


Four paintings commission

Cafe in Richmond , London Feb - march 2015

Another happy client! I was commissioned by the lovely Mr Rayapoor and his sister to paint four pieces for their Cafe in Richmond, London. They were wonderful to work with and I was able to produce four very different paintings. They were framed in a dark wood to match the shop interior. Many thanks and look forward to visiting the Cafe! More photos to follow!


Awarded the Blythswood Square Quaich

Lillie Art Galery October 2014

This year my painting, 'A Little Escape' was awarded the Blythswood Square Quaich at the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie. The GSWA annual exhibition is on until the end of October and there is a lovely selection of paintings from many of the GSWA artists, well worth a visit!


Busy in the Studio

Three commissions in one week!

Like Buses commissions always seem to come at once! Always a great challenge to paint for a customer and hopefully come up with something they hoped for! This week I have been approached by three different customers to commission a painting. Lets hope the creative juices are flowing!


More prints Available soon!

Another four prints available to buy

A Selection of new paintings will be available to buy in limited edition Giclee' Prints, please visit the Print section of the website to find out more!


Featured Artist with Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright


This is my second exhibition with the Whitehouse Gallery, last year was a near sell out , so looking forward to exhibiting again here in the lovely town of Kirkcudbright.


Another Happy customer

Commission completed April 2014

Delighted to have completed a 120 cm x 60 cm commission which will look fantastic in their lovely home. Although there might be a war over who gets to sit in on the chair that faces the painting!!


Last Chance to see Clydebank show

Last chance to buy the remaining paintings at the Clydebank Exhibition, only 5 paintings unsold, thanks to everyone that visited the show.


Solo Show Opening at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

'A Brush with the Sea' January

I was delighted with the turn out at the preview night for my solo show at the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. With over fifty guests and seven paintings sold, it was a very successful evening. A huge thanks to Trish and her team for hanging the exhibition and for making everyone feel welcome. The show runs until the 26th April so plenty of time to browse.


Solo Show Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

'A Brush with the Sea' Dec 2013

Solo exhibition, 'A Brush with the Sea' at the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. you may have been one of the 10.000 people that visited the Jolomo retrospective last year in this Art Gallery! My exhibition opens to the public on the 24th of January and runs until mid March.

This exhibition in inspired by many trips to Orkney and my fascination with the wild seas, boats that sail these waters and the isolated beaches of the west coast. If you would like an invite to the private view on the evening of the 23rd please contact me


Elected Vice President

GSWA November 2013

Delighted to have been elected as Vice President of Glasgow Society of Women Artists. Originally established in 1882 by eight of the first women students at the Glasgow School of Art, the GLASGOW SOCIETY OF LADY ARTISTS flourished until 1971 when sadly it was disbanded due to financial pressures. However it was revived in 1975 as the GLASGOW SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS and currently enjoys a membership of around 151 artists and 57 lay members.


Completed - Largest Commission to date!

'In a moment of Calm' August 2013

I have just completed my largest commission to date (150 x 90 cm ) for a lovely couple in Dumblane. The painting is now hanging in their beautiful extension. The painting was inspired by my recent trip to Iona and it captures the beautiful calm weather at the start of the summer!


Vogue Magazine Article

Vogue's Masterpiece August until September 2013

Delighted to have been selected for Vogue's Masterpiece section in their International Collections Issue September 2013. I have a painting and an article printed in this issue!

See below for article;


Rosanne Barr sets the tone for a new generation of Scottish Landscape Artists. Colour and movement, dramatic skies and evocative foregrounds reveal nature’s wildest coastline.

International Artist of the Year at Florida’s Great Gulf Arts Festival 2012, Rosanne (31), features in private collections in the USA, New Zealand, Thailand and Dubai.

A Jolomo Award Laureate, Rosanne exhibits across the UK including Edinburgh, London, Bath, Kirkcudbright, Oxford and Glasgow.


Giclee Prints now available

Signed Limited Edition Prints July 2013

I now have a range of signed and numbered Limited Edition of Giclee prints from a run of 195. They are a high quality reproduction Print on paper and each print is supplied with a 3" mount. You can buy these prints directly from me by calling 07810 884 485 or email

Please visit the prints section on the website for more information and images available.


Mull Campervan trip

Tour round Mull, Iona and Staffa July 2013

Just returned from a sun soaked trip to Mull where we visited colour filled Tobermory in our new campervan. I returned to my favourite Island; Staffa, where I was delighted to watch a flurry of Puffins zooming in and out of their burrows with freshly caught fish. Then I spent hours fishing in Iona's tranquil waters with my four year old son Keir. For crystal waters and silky white beaches, Iona is a dream location and I can't wait to get back and capture it on canvas!



Painting a Land of Escape April 2013

I held my first workshop in Newton Mearns with a lovely group of ladies, who in 3 hours produce some fantastic, atmospheric paintings. The class included demos of techniques and a step by step guide to to paint landscapes in water mixable oils. Please get in touch if your art club is interested in an affordable workshop in landscape painting!


Art Class Bridge of Allan

First Workshop 26 th April 2013

Launching first workshop to teach small groups in landscape painting. If you have a art club interested in a workshop please contact me on 07810 884 485 or email for further info.


Christian Aid Art Exhibition

Clarkston Exhibition March 9th 2013

Please come along to Clarkston town hall to support the Christian Aid exhibition. This year I have donated a painting for the raffle so head along and buy lots of tickets!!!!


Great Gulf Arts Festival

Invited International Artist November 2012

I have just returned from the Great Gulf Arts Festival in Pensacola (Florida) and had a fantastic time giving demonstrations, lectures and exhibiting my work at the exhibition. It was an amazing event attracting over 150, 000 visitors and an array of talented artist exhibiting their work. The committee treated me like a celebrity and I was welcomed off the aeroplane to a champagne reception on a limo style party bus! I met the Mayor of Pensacola, judged the most incredible Halloween costume party at Seville square, saw the Blue Angel jets air show from the top of a lighthouse and enjoyed the beautiful white sands and lagoon waters of Pensacola. It was an unforgettable experience and superb exposure, with newspaper photos and radio adverts. Now back to the clouds of Scotland after three weeks of blue sky!


Opening at the Concept Gallery , Bearsden

Opening weekend Aug 25th 2012

Please come along to the Concept Art Gallery in Bearsden, Schaw Lodge , 14 Drymen rd G61 3SG. It is an open weekend Saturday and Sunday. For full collection please visit


Orcadian summer

recent holiday July 2013

Just returned from another trip to Orkney, one glorious day of sun, trekked across to the Brough of Birsay, we found a secret cave and then watched a people got soaked returning from the Island as the tide was coming in over the pathway.

Waves were not as impressive as usual, but the sunset was mesmerising. The following few days offered either heavy showers or sea haar so the views were pretty washed out. However this in turn gave me plenty of inspiring clouds , full of colour and often with a hurricane like appearance.


Baljaffray Nursery Mural

I have just completed my first and possibly last outdoor mural at my son's nursery school. Through wind , rain and hail stones I battled to complete a painting of little group of shops for the nursery children to role play with,, they can even draw on the little blackboards painted in front of the shops. It was great to have lots of spectators throughout the few weeks of painting and the children all seem to love it. So thanks for a great challenge and I hope it continues to withstand the ever changing Scottish weather!!!


'North and South' Joint Show, Edinburgh

Joint show at the Flaubert Gallery , Edinburgh May 2012

Please join us from 6pm onwards on the 4th of May at the Flaubert Gallery for the opening of a joint show of work by myself and Amy Marshall. The exhibition runs until the 16th of May and features a range of impressions of the Scottish Landscape.


USA Success

Selected as International Artist for the Great Gulf Coast Festival

The Great Gulf Arts Festival in Florida, USA has selected me to be the International Artist for 2012. I am delighted about this opportunity to expand my horizons and visit Pensacola's artistic community , I will be giving demonstrations, selling work and attending parties throughout the festival which is at the start of November.

The festival is a juried event with over 200 US artists with prizes reaching a total of 25,000 dollars. It will be fascinating to see all the different styles and talents.


Recruitment for starting an art class in Milngavie

Demonstrations and classes in acrylic 2012

I hoping to start up an art class in Milngavie/Bearsden, either running a weekend session, summer school or weekly class depending on demand, if you are interested please contact me on



Stirling Art Club Demo

Demonstration in Acrylic and Oil Jan 2012

I was delighted to give a short talk and demonstration of my techniques in acrylic in Oil. It was a super night with great feed back and amazing enthusiasm , so thanks to all at the Stirling art Club for a very enjoyable night and I hope my demonstrations inspired.


Prints available

Marc Dirollo

Prints will be available soon, limited edition and signed Giclee. There are ten images each available in two sizes. For further information please contact me on 07810 884 485 or contact Marc Dirollo at the Atholl Gallery Dunkeld on 01350 728855.



Solo Show Tighnabruaich Gallery

Opening Night Friday 5th Aug 5/8/11

Please join us at the Tighnabruaich Gallery on Friday the 5th August from 6-7.30. This Gallery is situated in the little village of Tighnabruaich over looking the Kyle's of Bute, stunning views well worth a day trip.

On show are 23 of my paintings which can be viewed online at



Ken Bromley Cover Competition

Please Vote for Me July 2011

Please vote for my painting to win the cover competition for the Ken Bromley Art Magazine. You can register your vote on the following link

Many thanks, Rosanne


Front view

Front View


more Orang-utan photos

Front view


Jungle in the City

Painting an Orang-utan August 2011

I have been asked to paint an Orang-utan to raise money for the animal welfare charity, Elephant Family. The project is called Jungle in the City. My concept was based on the idea that my Orang-utan has travelled to Scotland to find a new habitat for his family, as he travels around Scotland he sends postcards home with images of Scotland. My idea incorporates my paintings, which I painted across the entire body of the sculpture which was pretty tricky! Keir my son enjoyed the new house mate!

The aim of the Jungle City project is to raise both money and awareness for the conservation of the endangered species.

Each animal will be sponsored and decorated before being placed around Edinburgh. After two months, they will be gathered together and auctioned off to raise £1m for the charity.


Hanging the GSWA exhibition

two days of juggling paintings 1st June 2011

Spent a fun few days hanging an array of paintings at the Glasgow Art Club on behalf of the GSWA. The show opens on Fri 3rd and is worth a visit to view an eclectic mix of exciting paintings, textiles, jewellery and sculpture.


Billboard Poster

Crow, Rd Glasgow 1st June - 14th June 2011

Launch of Billboard poster at Jordanhill train station on Crow Rd, great advert , great exposure for the show.


Annan Gallery Opening

Friday Night 3rd June 2011

Opening night set to be a busy night with over fifty paintings to browse.