Ann Oram was born in 1956 in London although she grew up in the Scottish Highlands. She was educated in Scotland and went on to attend the Edinburgh College of Art where she trained to become an artist. She was a visiting lecturer at Newcastle Polytechnic and a part time teacher at Edinburgh College of Art. She is a well respected artist and has won a number of awards for her work including the Carnegie Travelling Scholarship to New York in 1981, the Andrew Grant Major Award in 1981 - 82 which took her to France and Italy. Solo exhibitions at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1985 - 90; Macaulay Gallery, Stenton, 1986 - 88; and Thackeray Gallery, 1991. Her work is exhibited in the Bank of Scotland, Heriot-Watt University and other collections.