Jane and her twin sister Judith were born in Orkney in 1958. Their parents Donald and Ella Glue met in Orkney during WW2 while Donald was serving on HMS Rodney which was based in Scapa flow. Don and Ella ran thier own business Wellpark Garden Centre up until thier retirement when Donald and Teesh Glue took over the business. Thier older brother Gus also ran his own business 'Just About Anything' and now has a 'boat hotel', The Highland Lassie, with his wife Gaby on the Caledonian canal. The twins come from an entreprenerial family!
Jane and Judith both had a keen interest in art from an early age. In 1976 Jane attended Grays school of Art, Aberdeen, later attending Harrow school of art, London, graduating in Illustration in 1985. She then returned home to open Shorelines Gallery at the rear of her sister Judith's shop in Kirkwall in 1987. Jane spent ten years there, moving to her own premises at 39 Albert st, Kirkwall for a further ten years, where there was more space to display her original work.
In 2000 she bought an almost derelict old smithy in the village of Finstown. Gradually the property was developed into a large gallery and studio with a self catering house attached to the sea end. In 2005 the new Shorelines Gallery, later to be called 'Jane Glue Gallery' opened and she spent ten happy years there.
In 2015 after 30 yrs of painting Jane decided to sell the gallery and she moved into new studio space at The Creative Hub, Hatston in Kirkwall. This enabled her to have more time to paint and develop her career further.
This website was launched in 2019 and consists of over 35yrs of artwork, all available as limited edition prints along with a range of cards and other products produced from her own artwork. Jane also has a selection of recent original artwork for sale on her site.
For many years Jane specialized in the medium of watercolours but more recently has introduced other mediums such as acrylics, inks and collage. She also loves to wander the local beaches beach combing and finding treasures to add into her paintings such as sea glass and pottery.
Jane works from her studio in Kirkwall most days and she welcomes visitors by appointment, please e mail her at email@example.com to arrange your visit.
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