Scottish Art Scene


Ann Oram RSW

Richard Demarco HRSA

Dawson Murray RGI RSW

The Scottish Art Scene are featuring three very fine artists who will be exhibiting at the new Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay, from 2nd August.  With its unrivalled views of the River Tay, Tatha is an exciting addition to Scotland's eastern network of fine art exhibitors.

Helen Glassford, founder of Tatha, comes from a family of artists and art collectors. Her “... love for art is infectious when she leads you into any canvas” and her profound knowledge of Scottish art today is reflected in the exhibitions she is presenting.

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Ann Oram: A Modern Day ‘Scottish Colourist’

Ann Oram  generously took time out earlier on in the year to judge the ‘Dry Media’ category as part of the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize (she decided to award the prize to Anna Roberts for her pastel ‘Oranges’). When she wasn’t judging our prize, Ann was busy painting, exhibiting, and discussing her work with publications and enthusiasts across the globe! We wanted to find out more about what Ann Oram – a modern day Scottish Colourist –  has been up to this year.

‘Garden Roses on Green’
Acrylic on Board, 30x30cm, 2017

Lisa: You judged our ‘dry media’ category prize earlier this year, as part of the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2017. What’s it like judging art in this way and what was it about Anna Roberts’ winning entry ‘Oranges’ that stood out for you?

Thackeray Gallery Exhibition, June

Exhibition starts on June 6th, ends on June 23rd

I'll be exhibiting my pictures in the Thackeray Gallery, London. Please come along and see the latest work. The address of the gallery is Address of the gallery is:

Thackeray Gallery, 18 Thackeray Street, Kensington Square, London, W8 5ET. 

You can view the pictures on the web site in my pictures page.

An Interview with Ann Oram for Pastel Journal, America

Polignano (pastel with mixed media, 44x46)Oram’s work is influenced by several 19th- and 20th- century artists. As a native of Scotland, she’s fully aware of the Scottish Colourists such as Samuel Peploe (1871-1935), Francis Cadell (1883-1937) and Leslie Hunter (1877-1931). She’s also a fan of English artist John Piper (1903-1992), who similarly combined delicate line over blocks of color and employed wax resist in some of his works. Another revered artist is French painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), who used line and color to create a delightfully light and pleasurable vision.

Upcoming Exhibition: The Land & Sea III

17 January - 3 February 2017

Our annual group show - fantastic new work by thirteen of our gallery artists, and their interpretations of the land and sea.