Oran Mor unveils Tam O’Shanter paintings
Glasgow’s Oran Mor has unveiled 10 new paintings by Scottish artist Nichol Wheatley depicting the most memorable scenes from Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns.
The works will be permanently displayed in Oran Mor’s Victorian and whisky bars, migrating to the Auditorium to be exhibited at select Burns’ events.
Nichol Wheatley is best known for large-scale murals, landscapes and his collaborative work with Alasdair Gray, whose work graces the ceiling of Oran Mor’s Auditorium. Said Nichol, “This story has been in my head since I was taught the poem as a kid. I’ve always wanted to make these paintings and this commission has been a challenge and a delight.”
Oran Mor owner Colin Beattie added, “Nichol’s work is simply magnificent and I have no doubt that it will stand tall amongst all the other great Burns art that has preceded it. The creation of Oran Mor was to encourage ‘Art for All, All Year Round’ and it is important to me that we support Scottish artists.”