In my paintings, I like to record a social documentary of people in current society. I want the viewer to be able to observe my paintings and grasp a sense of the person who lies behind the eyes, the intelligence,the humour ,and most importantly ,the soul.
'the direct stare of the face must engage the spectator in order to say anything about life.'
Living and working in two different cities has impacted my artwork greatly. My time spent in London and Europe opened many doors for my art pieces and reconnected my art to the history of Europe in a manner that I was not expecting. Returning to Houston, Texas, will also bring new challenges and I look forward with open eyes to these influences.
Duncan of Jordanstone College Of Art, Dundee,Scotland- Bachelor of Arts Honours 1981-1984.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,Dundee, Scotland- Post-graduate studies in jewellery 1985.-86
Northern College of Education, Aberdeen, Scotland - Post-Graduate Education Degree with Distinction 1990
Secondary Art Teacher Grampian Region .Scotland,U.K. -1991-1997
Lecturer, Grays School of Art ,Aberdeen, Scotland. 1991-1992- worked on a part-time basis in the jewellery department. Involved with students studying for BAHons and mature students studying part-time.
Founder/CEO, Rosslyn Duncan Fine Art, London / Houston-2001- til present.
Relocated to Houston,Texas. Studied with renowned prolific oil painters throughout the States. Exhibitions throughout Texas. Took on several students for private lessons in Texas.
Exhibitions and Awards.
Exhibiting at The Vatican, exhibition runs from the 30th of May-8th of June, 2015.-Historic building of the ancient Chancellory in Rome1*500, owned by the Holy See,exhibiting with artists from Europe,exhibition includes photography,painting and sculpture.
Exhibiting at the Piazza del Popolo, in Rome from the 19th of May- 5th of june 2015.- Awarded The Rome Imperiale International Artist Award 2015.
Oxo Tower Exhibition National Brain Appeal october 2014
Mall Galleries Exhibition Pastel Society June 2014
Wimbledon Art Studios Open Studios. May 2014
Oxford International Art Fair 7-9th February 2014.
Truman Brewery Brick Lane London. Exhibition with New Artist Fair, 6th of Sept-2013
The Bankside Gallery,Southbank, London SW1 -People figurative Exhibition, July 4- 8th , 2013.
Selected for the Chelsea Biennale London- January 2013
Exhibited at The London Biennale ,Chelsea2013- Awarded first prize for Oil Painting.
Art of England Magazine, February Issue page 44-2013
Wimbledon Art Studio, Exhibition, Riverside, London. November 2012
Wimbledon Art Studio, Exhibition, Riverside ,London. June 2012.
This coming April 2014 I have paintings at the New York Art Expo..Exhibiting in Rome at the Piazza del Popolo, this May 2015 and at The Vatican ,on the 30th of May til the 8th of june ,2015.