About Jane Glue


Jane and her twin sister Judith were born in Orkney in 1958. Both twins were keen artist's from an early age. In 1976-77 Jane studied at Grays school of Art, Aberdeen under tutor/artist Sylvia Wishart. She later completed her studies attending Harrow College of art in London from 1982-85 graduating in book Illustration. 

Jane returned home to Orkney and opened her own gallery, Shorelines gallery in 1987 at the back of her twin sister Judith Glue's shop, opposite St Magnus Cathedral, later moving down the street to 39 Albert Street in Kirkwall. In 2005 she moved Shorelines Gallery to a renovated  old smithy in Finstown where she worked until 2015 when she sold the premises on.

Since 2017 Jane has worked from  her studio space at The Creative Hub at the back of Ortak jewellery in Hatston. Jane is well known as an accomplished watercolour artist painting her beloved Orkney Landscape, birds and flora over the past 35yrs. While she still loves her favourite medium of watercolours, in more recent years she has focused on the same subject matter but in a more abstract and experimental style painting with acrylics, collage and other mixed media and 'found' objects from the shorelines such as shells, driftwood and sea glass and pottery. In 2019 she launched this new website which celebrates her large body of work which includes recent original paintings, limited edition prints and other cards and gifts all produced from Jane's paintings. 

Jane Glue has completed many commissions including a set of large paintings for Highland Park Distillery, The Orcadian office and many other private commissions all over the world. She has exhibited at many galleries including her own over the years including the annual RWS exhibition in Edinburgh, Aberdeen Arts Society, The Pier Arts Centre and The Meffan Institute. 

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