A mixed media painting called Dark clouds over Rackwick in Hoy. This picture shows the old cottage of Burnmouth with it's thatched heather roof which sits beside the shoreline.

Orkney Artist Jane Glue biography


Website   www.janeglue.com     Born in Orkney 1958

Jane studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 1975-76 and Harrow School of Art, London from 1982-85, graduating with an HND in Art and Design/Illustration.

Jane then returned home to Orkney to work as a freelance illustrator and opening her own gallery in 1987 in Kirkwall, later moving to the village of Finstown until 2015.

Since 2019 Jane has worked from her studio at The Creative hub, Hatston, Kirkwall where she paints and run's her own website showcasing limited edition prints from over a 35 year career in art along with other products produced from her artwork . 


Member of The Aberdeen Artists Society

'Artists statement'

‘My work is defined by the nature, colour, landscape and light of my surroundings in Orkney, which I love’ 


The Highland Park Shop, Kirkwall solo exhibition October 2023

Moray Arts centre, Mixed members exhibition July 2022 

The Torrance gallery, Edinburgh, Spring exhibition 2022

Aberdeen Arts Society, members on line summer exhibition 2021

The Glasgow Institute of fine art, ‘Boxed’ members Christmas exhibition 2021

The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness 1987-2022 Annual Christmas mixed exhibition.

The Old Library, Kirkwall, Mixed artists xmas exhibition 2020

Grooves gallery, Kirkwall solo exhibition 2015 

The Royal Scottish society of painters in watercolour 3rd Open summer exhibition, The Meffan Institute, Forfar 2014

Breathless Breastless Project July 2014, Seventeen, Aberdeen, a travelling exhibition consisting of twelve artists who have experienced breast cancer.

The Royal Scottish society of painters in watercolour annual exhibition at The Royal Academy, Edinburgh 2012

The Beauly gallery, Inverness-shire- 2008 mixed exhibition

The Tore gallery, Inverness-shire- 2008 mixed exhibition

Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh- mixed exhibition, 1996.

The Orkney Gallery, Kirkwall – 1995. Solo exhibition.’ From Orkney to France’.

Glad stones Land, Edinburgh 1992 joint exhibition.

The McEwan gallery, Aberdeenshire - mixed exhibition 1992.

Jane Glue Gallery, Kirkwall and Finstown, Orkney. An all year round exhibition of original work. 1987-2015.

Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall 1986 The craftsman at work. Solo Exhibition.

AOI Gallery, London 1984 Finalist in the young Illustrators exhibition.

Commissioned work

2019 A set of twelve original paintings commissioned for The Storehouse restaurant & rooms, Kirkwall.

1987 Two large composite paintings of the Orcadian office in Victoria st, Kirkwall to hang in thier new premises at Hatston, Kirkwall.

!987 Six large composite paintings showing the men from Highland Park at work to hang in  The Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall.

1987 A set of b/w drawings for Catherine Browns Scottish cookery, a book cover for the writer George Mackay Brown's 'Magnus' and a book cover for the write Naomi Mitchison's 'Orcadia' all published by Richard Drew publishers.


1986-Twelve full colour Illustrations for the children’s book ‘Sheldra’ by Theresa and John Hedges, based around the neolithic Tomb of the eagles in South Ronaldsay, Orkney.

1985-  Many private commissions from Orkney to Australia and back.

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