Ann Oram RSW
“I am painter of Still Life, Landscape and Architecture. Largely known for my use of colour, and working with mixed media and oil.
I have been travelling to Italy these past two years, but have recently returned from a trip to India- where the colour and the landscape are about to make an impact on how I work.”
Ann Oram paints the landscape and flowers around her studio and her native Scotland in vibrant watercolours.
Floral arrangements and interiors are also a favoured subject as well as the warm tones of her Spanish Landscapes and architectural paintings.
1956 Born in London
1976-82 Studied at Edinburgh College of Art
1983-85 Part-time lecturer, Painting School, Edinburgh College of Art
1986 Elected to RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour)
1987-88 Lived and painted in Spain
1988 Visiting Lecturer, University of Northumbria
1991-96 Part-time Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art
2006-07 Lived and worked in Vienna. Painted also in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland and Croatia
2007 Returned to Scotland from Vienna. Now living in Fife
Exhibitions since 1985 include
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Macaulay Gallery, Stenton
Thackeray Gallery, London
1996, 98, 2000, 03, 06, 08 Corrymella Scott Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Portland Gallery, London
Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow
Richmond Hill Gallery, LondonCorto & Nero, Vienna
Lemon Street Gallery
Exhibited in numerous group shows throughout the UK and overseas.
1980 Carnegie Travelling Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition
1981 Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to New York
Largo Award, Edinburgh College of Art
1991 May Marshall Brown Award (RSW)
1998 William Gillies Award (RSW)
Royal Bank of Scotland: designed two tapestries for the Younger Building, Edinburgh, unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal
Standard Life: paintings of the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks, and Princes Street Gardens for their new Headquarters in Lothian Road, Edinburgh.
Many private commissions for individuals and small companies
Bank of Scotland; Credit Lyonnais; Dundas and Wilson; Dunedin Fund Managers; Edinburgh University; Ethicon; Heriot Watt University; Northern General Hospital, Edinburgh; Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd.; Royal Bank of Scotland; Royal Bank of Scotland Singapore; Scottish Provident; Scottish Widows; Shepherd and Wedderburn WS; Standard Life; Tysak and Partners
Works in numerous Private Collections throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, America and New Zealand