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James Orr 1931 – 2019
James Orr studied part-time at Glasgow School of Art. He exhibited regularly at the RSA, RGI, PAI and the RWA. Orr’s art inspiration came from the west coast of Scotland and the beaches and vineyards of Mallorca. While James Orr was known for his vibrant paintings, he was a talented draftsman and drawing was of great importance to him. He eschewed reliance on photographic reference material and there was always a sketchbook and pens and pencils by his side when he was out travelling. He was also a fine watercolourist.
His works are held within many collections home and abroad including HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, London, South Ayrshire Council and Touche Ross Ltd. He received the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Award in 1997 a the RGI.