Andrew Orr combines impressionism and touches of realism to create paintings that reflect his love of nature and beauty. His paintings are direct and rich, with clear color, expressing his passion for light and life.
Andrew began painting at an early age. His training includes courses at the University of New Mexico, study with impressionist Carol McIlroy and Gloucester artist, David P. Curtis. His work has shown in galleries throughout the United States, has won awards with National juried exhibitions and has been featured in several one-person exhibitions. In the Northeast, he has had three solo exhibitions with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT and displayed with national exhibitions of the Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, the American Artist’s Professional League, the North East Watercolor Society and the Georgia Watercolor Society. His prints and graphics are reproduced by White Creek Images. His awards include the Barbara Carter Award for Excellence from the Oil Painters of America, the Arthur T Hill Award for a Landscape from the Salmagundi Club and the Helen DeCozen Award for a floral from the American Artists Professional League.
Listed in Who’s Who in America, Andrew is a member of the Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League, the Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionists Society, the Southern Vermont Arts Center and the Professional Porcelain Artist Association. In addition to serving as both a judge and juror, he is a recognized instructor giving frequent seminars, demonstrations and lectures on the art of painting on porcelain and in watercolor throughout the United States and abroad. In 2005 and 2007, Orr participated as a guest artist/lecturer at the convention, show and sale of the Australasian International Porcelain Artist League, in Adelaide, South Australia and Melbourne, Australia. His articles concerning methods of painting on porcelain have appeared in both national and international journals.