About my Original artwork


You are welcome to come and visit me to view my original work at my studio in Kirkwall, please e mail jane@janeglue.com to make an appointment. I also have quite a large range of work for sale at my sister Judith Glue's shop in Kirkwall.

Jane Glue was born in Orkney 1958. Jane studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 1975-76 and Harrow School of Art, London from 1982-85, graduating with an HND in Art and Design/Illustration. She has worked as a professional artist since returning home to Orkney in 1985, initially from her gallery in Kirkwall and later based in the village of Finstown. In 2015 Jane moved to her present studio at The Creative Hub, Hatston, Kirkwall.

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


Moray Art’s Centre, mixed summer exhibition 2022

The Torrance gallery, Edinburgh, Spring exhibition 2022

Aberdeen Arts Society, members online 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

 Jane Glue Gallery/Studio, Kirkwall and Finstown, Orkney 1985 to present day.

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

All of my original artworks are painted on either heavy handmade rag watercolour paper or canvas board/canvases. For many years I concentrated on painting with only watercolours, but these days I like to experiment with many different materials such as acrylics, collage using my own photography and other mixed media materials. I feel I have a real affinity with wildlife and especially seabirds which are in abundance here in Orkney. Often my paintings are intertwined with both wildlife and landscape. I like to think that my paintings are full of the colour, light and emotions of the Orkney landscape.

If you would like to know more about any of my individual artworks, please don't hesitate to e mail me at jane@janeglue.com 

Most of my original work is already framed by my local framer. If you would like a painting to be framed for you, this can be arranged. After so many years in business I am pretty good at packing artwork for posting. The Post Office is the best option here in Orkney for delivering artwork. It is possible for me to arrange for artwork to be sent by carrier. If you would prefer to this option, I can obtain a quote for you from a local carrier. However, this option would be at an extra cost to you. 

If you live locally or are visiting Orkney, you can arrange to collect original work from my studio or from my sister, Judith Glue's shop in Kirkwall.

Please e mail jane@janeglue.com to arrange any of these options.

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