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Andrew Orr

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, private study with impressionist Carol McIlroy and porcelain artists Barbara Duncan and Thelma Donovan.  His work has shown in galleries throughout the United States, has won awards with juried exhibitions and has been featured in one man shows from Washington, D.C. and  Albuquerque, NM to Cincinnati, OH.  In the Northeast his work has been featured with a solo show at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT and displayed with national exhibitions of the Oil Painters of America, the North East Watercolor Society and the Georgia Watercolor Society. 
A full time artist, Andrew is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Poultney Area Artist Guild and the Professional Porcelain Artist Association.  In addition to serving as both 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 October 2005, Orr participated as the guest artist/lecturer at the convention, show and sale of the Australasian International Porcelain Artist League, in Adelaide, South Australia.  He has served as instructor for the Louisiana, Illinois and Texas Porcelain Art Teachers Federations as well as many porcelain art schools and conferences.  His articles concerning methods of painting on porcelain have appeared in both national and international journals.

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