Ann Oram RSW is well known for the rich jewel-like colour in her exuberantly expressive flowers and still life paintings but she also paints landscapes and townscapes.
She was born in London in 1956. She spent much of her childhood in Scotland and studied at Edinburgh College of Art between 1976 and 1982. Ann was a part time lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art for a number of years and she was elected to RSW in 1986. She has travelled widely and lived for a time in Spain and also in Austria, with her experiences informing her work.
Solo Exhibitions from 1985 – present
Include: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Portland Gallery, London; Corrymella Scott, Newcastle; Corto & Nero, Vienna; Lemon Street Gallery, Truro; Duncan Miller, London; Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; An Tatha Solais, Ullapool; Thackeray Gallery, London; Kilmorack Gallery, Scotland.
Group Exhibitions from 1985 – present
Include: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Corrymella Scott, Newcastle; Portland Gallery, London; Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle; Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow; Falle Fine Art, Jersey; Richmond Hill Gallery, London; Corto & Nero, Vienna; Galeri Wolfrum, Vienna; The Jerdan Gallery, Crail; Duncan Miller, London; Lemon Street Gallery, Truro; Royal Glasgow Institute; Gullane Art Gallery; Open Eye Gallery; Tatha Gallery, Newport upon Tay; Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly; Gordon Brown Gallery, Tain; An Tatha Solais, Ullapool; Thackeray Gallery, London; Fabriano Acquarello International Watercolour Exhibition, Fariano, Italy.
Commissions and Collections
Include: Royal Bank of Scotland; Standard Life; Bank of Scotland; Britoil; Credit Lyonnaise; Dundas & Wilson; Dunedin Fund Managers; Edinburgh University; Edinburgh Fund Managers; Ethicon; Herriot-Watt University; Northern General Hospital; Robert Flemings Holdings Ltd; Royal Bank of Scotland; Royal Bank of Scotland, Singapore; Scottish Life; Scottish Provident; Scottish Widows; Shepherd and Wedderburn WS; Tysak and Partners; Art in Healthcare; Stirling Art Gallery.
Include: Work in Britain; Ireland; USA; Singapore; New Zealand; Spain; Austria and Holland. Awards Include: Carnegie Travelling Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition 1980; Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to New York, 1981; Largo Award, Edinburgh College of Art, 1981; Andrew Grant Major Award, 1981 & 1982; May Marshall Brown Award (RSW), 1991; William Gillies Award (RSW), 1998.