Friday, November 4, 2016

Featuring Member: Rosslyn Duncan


Name: Rosslyn Duncan
Current City:- Houston,Texas.

Rosslyn Duncan is an internationally recognized artist born in 1963, raised in Scotland,United Kingdom. She began her artistic journey when she graduated in 1985,with a BAhons degree in Art and a  Post-Graduate Diploma in Jewellery the following year. In 1991 she was awarded a Masters in Higher Education by Aberdeen University, in Scotland. 
She held her first solo show of work at the age of 24,at Aberdeen Art Gallery in Scotland and since re-locating  to the USA, in 2001(with her husband's work), she has exhibited extensively from New York, Los Angeles to London,and throughout Italy -Malta, Perugia, Florence and, this December, in Lecce.
She explained her love of color and the figure led her to discover the Portrait Society of America in 2006, when she became a member. Since then she has studied with numerous prolific artists which have helped her in the painting process. She agrees with the idea of an artist consistently evolving until they can hear their own voice, as this is vital to the 'artists'  own development . Rosslyn spent four years developing her drawing  of the  human body studying cadavers in St.George's Hospital in Tooting, London. During this time she taught post-graduate medical students how to apply certain drawing techniques to their assignments in anatomy  and began a competition with anatomist Dr. Adds, to encourage the students to look carefully and with detail at their anatomy studies. This competition was named after Henry Gray of Gray's anatomy as he studied at St.George's in the 1860's. This year her work is on exhibition at the Uffizi,in Florence and the Palazzo Ximenez Panciatichi, on the 10-14th of November 2016.
She has also been awarded for High Artistic Recognition and for Human Rights 2016 (this award is dedicated to Pope VI ,Pope of Humanity) by the Italian Academies of Visual Arts, Associazone Culturale.Awarding ceremony is on the 17th of December 2016.

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