Born in London but trained at Edinburgh College of Art, it is hardly surprising that Ann Oram is now considered a Scottish painting and one following in the grand tradition of the Scottish Colourists. An outstanding colourist herself her floral paintings, occasionally on a large scale, are not so much paintings of flowers as exuberant celebrations of colour, bursting with life and a depth reminiscent of the old Masters and capturing the vitality and joy of a Redon still life.
Ann embraces a variety of mediums - oil, watercolour, acrylic and ink, frequently combining all of these in her mixed media paintings to achieve the effect she wants. She often embraces ‘blooms’, where watercolour back-runs when a wet wash is flooded into another to create further effect.
An international painter, her work is in private and corporate collections in many parts of the world as far flung as Singapore, New Zealand and the USA in addition to Europe. She is the recipient of many awards and has had numerous solo exhibitions. In 1983 she became a part time lecturer and in 1986 was elected to the Royal Society of Scottish Painters in Watercolour (RSW).