Orla Stevens is a Scottish Artist working with painting and textiles.
Orla Stevens is a Scottish artist, whose painting and textile practice responds to multi-sensory experience of place.
Translating emotional, physical, visual and aural experiences of Scottish land, sea and soundscape into abstracted colours textures and marks. Orla’s work researches local landscape of the Trossachs National Park where her studio is based, and further afield; delving into the natural rhythms from the West Coast, Hebrides and North Atlantic. Orla frequently explores these remote locations with wild camping inspiration trips.
Trained in printed textiles and embroidery at Edinburgh College of Art, Orla discovered her love for expressive mark-making, graduating in 2018 with first class honours. Since, Orla has been developing her visual art practice, exploring conversation between painting and printing processes, exhibiting work across Scotland.
Orla's studio is located in the Trossachs National Park. Please email if you would like to arrange a studio visit to view work in person.
To accompany her painting practice, Orla creates small batches of hand painted textile products and interior furnishings using repurposed textiles. Please email if you are interested in stocking or purchasing these products.
Additionally, Orla runs expressive painting / drawing / screen print workshops for public events and private classes from her studio in Callander.
Workshops are also available through Print Clan - Glasgow's open access textile printing studio, where Orla is a member and an extra pair of helping hands. If you would like to attend or host a printing workshop, please do get in touch!