Glasgow Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Orla Kane


Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase 2021 Shortlisted Graduate Award



Orla Kane is a Scottish Artist based in Glasgow. She relies on the sentimental and poetic values of the landscapes she experiences and imagines. Bodies of land and water escape the boundaries of the field and are suspended through soft ambiguous forms. These sentiments are expanded like metaphors through paint and gently collide on raw and prepared surfaces.


The paintings act as vessels, holding opportunities for reflection, longing and contemplating the self in an environment whether it be submerged in a warm bath or alone in a vast field. These moments allow dreamy escapist philosophies to seep into her work and build a narrative around rural communities informed by her upbringing in the Scottish Borders.


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IG: @or_o.k
The Space Between Eyelids Fluttering
Works on Paper


The Basin, 2021, 51 x 30cm, Pigment, Acrylic, Gloss Medium on Canvas
Bowl, 2021, Watersoluble Oil, Pigments on Canvas, 55 x 40 cm
Flesh Biosphere, 2021, Crayon, Pigment and Acrylic Medium on Canvas, 51 x 46 cm

The Space Between Eyelids Fluttering





Heavy Waters, Sun Passing at a Snails Pace

Heavy Waters, 2021, Oil on Board, 20 x 20cm. Sun passing at a snails pace, 2021, Pigment, Acrylic Binder, Gesso on Canvas, 124 x 100cm

Day Bend, Reservoir

Day Bend, 2021, Oil on Cradled Board, 25.5 x 18 x 2 cm. Reservoir, 2021, Oil on Board, 20.5 x 15.5 cm
Beneath The Flower Meadow In The North, 2021, Watersoluble Oil Paint and Crayon on Canvas, 90 x 68cm
(Installation View) The Long Night, 2021, Pigment, Acrylic Binder and Gesso on Canvas, 190 x 90 cm and The Lonely Sleepers, 2021
The Lonely Sleepers, 2021, Oil on Plywood, 60 x 39 cm

Moon Cavity, Hot Moon

Moon Cavity, 2021, Oil on Board, 20 x 20 cm. Hot Moon, 2021, Oil on Board, 34.5 x 28.5 cm

Works on Paper

Bowl, 2021, Watercolour on Paper, 30.5 x 20.3 cm

Spring Hill, Windows

2021, Watercolour on Paper, 15 x 20.8 cm
Study for Flushed Hills, 2021, Watercolour on Paper, 24.5 x 17.5 cm

Pale View, Window Cleaner

2021, Watercolour on Paper, 15 x 20.8 cm
Folded Paper Study, 2021, Watercolour on Folded Paper, 15 x 20.8 cm