"One of the hardest things as an artist, is to find your own voice or language, and it's clear to see when you look at Rosslyn Oman's paintings of figures and faces that she has found hers very early on in her career, she is one to watch." Kim Canale, Artist and Curator at Wall Projects Contemporary Art.
Born in 1990, Oman was raised in Kintyre, leaving her rural west coast life behind at 17 and migrating eastwards to the urban sprawl of Dundee. In June 2011, she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the acclaimed Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, having also won the Sandra McNeilance Memorial Prize for painting and drawing in her final year. Her well-received Degree Show established Oman as a significant, new, creative force in contemporary painting.
In the short time since leaving Art School, Oman has already exhibited alongside some major Scottish artists including John Byrne, John Bellany, Anna King, Paul Muzni and Jack Frame. Her work has been shown in various locations across Scotland including galleries and public spaces in Aberdeen, Argyll, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Montrose. Oman's paintings and prints feature in a growing number of private collections and she was honoured when Dundee University purchased her work for their archive at the 2011 Degree Show.