JACQUELINE ORR was born in Glasgow in 1961 and studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art under the tutelage of Dr James D Robertson, Dr Barbara Rae, Dr Jack Knox and Dr John Cunningham. James Robertson was her mentor until his death in 2010.
A few years after graduating from Glasgow School of Art, she gained an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Glasgow and worked in the private sector, specialising in IT and technical project management while simultaneously pursuing her painting career. However, by the beginning of 2004, she found herself frustrated by the lack of time to paint and decided to paint on a full time basis. She set up studios both in Scotland and in France and is now based full-time in Scotland.
I'm a painter. I tend to be drawn to subjects that visually stimulate me. In addition, the process and the craft of making paintings are very important to me, so draughtsmanship, mark making, composition and the intelligent use of colour are all key tenets of my work. I try to make best use of these tools to create rich and dynamic paintings.
Jacqueline Orr exhibits widely and has gained a number of awards.2013 Elected member of the Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts (RGI) 2013 Mackintosh Residency, Collioure 2009 Riverside Gallery Exhibition Award (RSW) 2009 The Joe Hargan Award, Paisley Art Institute 2008 RSW Alexander Graham Munro Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 2007 Elected member of Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) 1996 Armour Award, Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts 1995 James Torrance Memorial Award, Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts 1983 Armour Prize, Glasgow School of Art