Lara Orman’s art practice explores metaphysical issues and paradoxes in relation to Eastern and Western Philosophies. Through printmaking, surreal drawing; haptic and automatic drawing and painting, Orman seeks to draw the flowing patterns that make up the world and what lies beyond the material surface.

 Influence is drawn from her surrounding nature and trips to wild places, imagining the effects of time over the place she is within. Imagining layers of wind carved, dust - drifted landscapes and the flicker of their forgotten history, merged with the present, in which gives her a sense of what lies ahead from looking back. Influence ranges from Mythology, Esoteric literature, Speculative realism and Cosmic Horror fiction, the many sub-genres of Metal music and record cover art along with the artwork of the Romantics. 

 Orman’s artwork evokes the Weird and the Uncanny, stretching far beyond the quiet woodland valley where she resides, into an otherworld of mystery that rises and falls through the shadows, layers of cycles and spirals. 

 The artwork draws from her subconscious environment, incorporating a Mercurial Darkness descending and ascending into the Abyss and Beyond. The sinking awareness out of the deep unknown fuels her strive to reconnect with her inborn nature, Imbodying a need for a deeper understanding of the world and our existence as a whole.





Future Exhibitions

OCTOBER 2020 - Arusha Gallery Solo Show - Edinburgh 


Group Exhibitions

2020- Exercise Three - Arusha Online Gallery ( ) until 30/06/20

2020- Satellite - Alma College- Michigan -USA

2020- Circle - Printmaking Gallery - DJCAD - Dundee

2019- MFA AH- Descend beneath the Surface - Cooper Gallery - Dundee

2019- New Contemporaries- Forgotten Lands - Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh  



2018- Degree Show - Mysteries of the Beyond - DJCAD - Dundee

2018- Print Exchange between DJCAD and NSCAD - Reception Gallery, DJCAD - Dundee


2017- Shelter Stone – The Artist and The Mountain, Multiple locations - Scotland


2017- Resources - Anna Leonowens Gallery - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada

2017- Virtual Landscapes- VRC space- Dundee Contemporary Arts - Dundee


2017- The Undiscovered Landscape - Matthew Gallery, DJCAD - Dundee




2019- Arusha Gallery Award

2018- William Sangster Philips Scholarship 

2018- Making Matters Award

2018- RSA New Contemporaries selected Artist 



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – Scotland

2018- 2019 - MFA Art and Humanities 

2014- 2018 - BA Fine Art 


 © Lara Orman