Orla Egan’s distinctive style as a figurative painter in the primitive tradition, gains her instant recognition. She lives in Donegal and her childhood in the West of Ireland and Donegal has been a dominant influence in her portrayal of Irish town and village life. Orla’s work was allowed to develop at the Glebe Gallery in Donegal under the influence of, among others, Derek Hill. She has exhibited widely and with the RHA and the RUA. Her work can be found in many public collections including those of the ESB, and Duchas, while private collectors include Jean Kennedy Smith and Michael D. Higgins.