Orna lived and studied art in Paris, travelling, painting and exhibiting widely. In 1991 she moved to London where she had her first UK solo exhibition in the Bridge Gallery East London, was one of the house artists at the " ̃Le Chat-Noir' gallery and exhibitions in Covent Garden, Mayfair. She moved to Brighton in 2001 and exhibited in galleries, events, cafes, group shows and various open hoses every year during the May and Christmas festival. Orna was also one of the resident artists in a gallery in Rottingdean and was an apart of the Chalk gallery artist collective in Lewes. Her unique studio overflows with colour and vibrance is a must-see for all who love art and life.
"Orna approaches her work with passion and her uplifting paintings embody life, energy and optimism."
In the summer of 2016, Orna had the honour to be invited to exhibit a solo show for 3 months at the 'Farley Farm House Gallery' in Sussex home of the surrealist's Lee Miller the iconic photographer and model and Roland Penrose artist and champion of the surrealist movement. Farley Farm House is home to the Lee Miller Archives and is an amazing window onto the life of some of the most influential artists of the twenty century, with work by many artists including Picasso and Man Ray on display. Orna's show 'We're Alive!' (15th June till 21st August 2016) an exhibition of paintings textile and furniture was a success and attracted lots of people. Orna will be asked to exhibit again there in the future.
Brighton May festival open houses - postponed to October 2020
Habitat Brighton art project - September 2020