Gary Long

After many years as an illustrator I taught on the BA Illustration course at Falmouth University. In 2011 I began teaching at St Ives School of Painting. I deliver courses involved with the figure, still life and landscape. My practice as a painter feeds into the teaching, often through demonstrations. The school is wonderful – the history the ethos and most of all the people.

I am a figurative painter making images concerned with the coast, sea, sky, weather and the impressions they leave as well as the human figure. After studying at Birmingham College of Art and Manchester College of Art, I spent

many years as an illustrator working for international clients in advertising and publishing in UK and North America. My paintings are exhibited across the UK and internationally.
www.garylongart.com

What our students say

Excellent course! Gary imparts his knowledge of painting in a calm and insightful way. his own work in there to see and you can learn so much from looking at his work. Gouache painting was a brilliant introduction to oil painting. Thank you Gary.

Sally Holman

A very stress free weekend. 

Roz Harwood

Inspiring location – great history in the building and school course followed the description in the brochure. I overcame my fear of the palette knife and charcoal sketching. I also built on existing skills and experiences.

Julie Powell

Amazing tutor, can’t wait to come again and do more work, getting better every time through the help of the tutor and experience was wonderful overall too.

Elena Wright

A joy to have a tutor with deep knowledge, professional experience and a sympathetic manner. 

Peter James

Thank you very much. I achieved all of my objectives and learnt many new skills as well. I was pleased to be back at the school again.

Jane Sanderson

Very gentle class, helpful tutor, good teaching progression. Delightful environment, will come again.

Maggie Hardwick

Gary is a wonderful instructor. Realistic expectations, great demo of creating a palette, consistent individual tutoring and considerate professional knowledge.

Betty Connelly

I learned so much from this course – Gary is everything I want from a tutor. He demonstrates and inspires, then leaves me to develop. Super tips on colour mixing and technique. Loved it!

Elizabeth Whitehouse

It actually exceeded my expectations. I hoped that I would learn about painting seascapes (which I did) but I also felt that my practice as an artist and painter was revitalised by the course and, in particular, by Gary the tutor.

Christopher Harris

Gary Long was fantastic, I learnt so much about colour and mixing colour, composition, how to go through the process of stages from the drawing to the actual painting. His demonstrations were brilliant from colour mixing to how to paint the pictures. He gave us all feedback and was encouraging and motivating. His wife Pat was also brilliant making sure we were OK, keeping us stocked up with biscuits and dealing with our queries and always happy and positive. It was like we were part of there family for the time we were together.

Anne McCarthy

Good mixture of demonstration and own painting time. Good location and Gary’s experience of previous visits meant we found interesting sites to sketch and draw. Lots of materials available. Good indoor space with easels. I was well supported and looked after by Gary and his lovely wife. Nice balance of days off to explore the region.

Karen Lester

The studio space was wonderful plenty of room to spread out and walk around. Having the tutor at hand was helpful and reassuring.

Anne Boss

I really enjoyed the course and got a lot from it. It was a delight to be immersed in the whole art experience at Verrocchio. Thanks to Gary’s experienced tuition and support and his wife’s excellent organisational skills and support it all ran smoothly and made it a wonderful experience.

Karen Lester

Courses with Gary Long

Developing your Portraiture Painting

Gary LongHilary Jean Gibson

Drawing - Oil - Waterbased - Figure - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Intermediate

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Active Instance: a024J000002vBAcQAM, 31-Aug-2020

Taking inspiration from the likes of Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer, work from a clothed model to understand the anatomy, tone and composition of the face in gouache and oils.

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31 Aug - 4 Sep - 5 days - £485Book
25 - 29 Jan 2021 - 5 days - £485Book

Developing your Portraiture Painting

Gary LongHilary Jean Gibson

Drawing - Oil - Waterbased - Figure - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Intermediate

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjh
Active Instance: a024J000002vcCqQAI, 25-Jan-2021

Taking inspiration from the likes of Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer, work from a clothed model to understand the anatomy, tone and composition of the face in gouache and oils.

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31 Aug - 4 Sep - 5 days - £485Book
25 - 29 Jan 2021 - 5 days - £485Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Creative Weekender

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Active Instance: a021r00000rx90DAAQ, 15-Jun-2020

Work from both seasonal and exotic flowers to establish a confident approach to working with oils, creating still life paintings that luxuriate in the richness of paint, colour and texture.

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15 - 17 Jun - 3 days - £285Last 2 placesBook
22 - 24 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £285Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjD
Active Instance: a024J000002uvnpQAA, 22-Mar-2021

Work from both seasonal and exotic flowers to establish a confident approach to working with oils, creating still life paintings that luxuriate in the richness of paint, colour and texture.

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15 - 17 Jun - 3 days - £285Last 2 placesBook
22 - 24 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £285Book

Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife

Gary Long

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Active Instance: a024J000002v19xQAA, 10-Aug-2020

Artist Gary Long offers expert insight into creating texture, life and depth in your paintings using a palette knife and oils. Gain confidence combining these with brushstrokes to create dynamic landscapes.

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10 - 12 Aug - 3 days - £295Book
22 - 24 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife

Gary Long

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000dogtT
Active Instance: a024J000002veoKQAQ, 22-Feb-2021

Artist Gary Long offers expert insight into creating texture, life and depth in your paintings using a palette knife and oils. Gain confidence combining these with brushstrokes to create dynamic landscapes.

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10 - 12 Aug - 3 days - £295Book
22 - 24 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Painting St Ives

Gary Long

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjS
Active Instance: a021r00000rx96hAAA, 29-Jun-2020

Capture your time in iconic St Ives, its architecture and landscape with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting.

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29 Jun - 1 Jul - 3 days - £295Last placeBook

The Figure + Expression

Gary Long

Oil - Figure - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Intermediate

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Active Instance: a024J000002v1AMQAY, 09-Nov-2020

Create colourful and intuitive figure paintings, working from both the nude and clothed model. Learn the observational principles of perspective and explore an expressive use of colour and distortion.

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9 - 11 Nov - 3 days - £295Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVkL
Active Instance: a024J000002uvi0QAA, 20-Jul-2020

How to convey that fleeting moment when a wave crashes on the shore, its drama, energy and movement? Learn the secrets to capturing this dramatic encounter between sea and the land in oils.

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20 - 22 Jul - 3 days - £295Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Oil - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000002g9CZ
Active Instance: a024J000002uviUQAQ, 16-Oct-2020

How to convey that fleeting moment when a wave crashes on the shore, its drama, energy and movement? Learn the secrets to capturing this dramatic encounter between sea and the land in oils.

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16 - 18 Oct - 3 days - £295Book