Lara Orman’s art practice explores metaphysical issues and paradoxes in conflict with 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, experiencing the effects of time over the place she is within. Imagining layers of elemental carved, dust - drifted landscapes and a glimpse of their forgotten past, 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, Cosmic Horror fiction, the many sub-genres of Metal music and record cover art, along with the artwork of the Romantics. 



Future Exhibitions

 31/10 - 21/11/20 - Mercurial Night - Arusha Gallery - Edinburgh 

Group Exhibitions

2020- Exercise Three - Arusha Online Gallery (

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- Royal Scottish Academy, 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