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 and worked as a freelance illustrator until opening her 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. 


Member of The Aberdeen Artists Society

Member of The Glasgow Institute of fine art 

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


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 1987-2021 Annual Christmas mixed exhibition.

The Old Library, Kirkwall, Mixed artists xmas exhibition 2020

Grooves gallery, Kirkwall solo exhibition 2015

 Jane Glue Gallery, Kirkwall and Finstown, Orkney 1987-2015.

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.

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

AOI Gallery, London 1984 Young Illustrators exhibition.

Commissioned work

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

1985-2015 Many private commissions including paintings commissioned for the The Orcadian newspaper and Highland Park visitor centre.

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

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

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