Beginning his artistic endeavors at an early age, Andrew Orr received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music after which he began his studies in art with courses at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico with impressionist Carol McIlroy, David P. Curtis and Joseph McGurl. Orr’s work has shown in many locations in the United States, has won awards with National juried exhibitions of the Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, the American Artist’s Professional League and the Guild of Boston Artists. His work has been featured in several one-person exhibitions.
An elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Andrew Orr’s awards include the Alden Bryan Prize awarded by the Guild and the Alden Bryan Medal through Bryan Memorial Gallery, Vermont. Additional awards include the Barbara Carter Award for Excellence from the Oil Painters of America, he is three times the winner of the Arthur T Hill Award for a Landscape from the Salmagundi Club, the Claude Parsons Award for a Landscape and the Helen DeCozen Award for a floral, both from the American Artists Professional League. He is the recipient of the Charles Movalli Medal for Excellence in Painting. Orr received recognition with his work wining First Place Overall with Plein Air Magazine’s, Plein Air Salon monthly competition March 2021. An award winner with regional Plein Air events, Andrew received Best in Show with Plein Air Vermont, 2012 awarded by M. Stephen Doherty, editor, Plein Air Magazine. His work was selected as a finalist as part of Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and a feature story about his work appeared in the 2013 April-May Issue of Plein Air Magazine and in August, 2015, American Art Review. In 2019 he was listed as An Artist to Watch by the publication, Vermont Art Guide.
Orr makes his home on the northern border of Vermont surrounded by fields, forests which often make up the subjects of his paintings. When he is not working in his studio, a converted horse barn, he is often found tending the vegetable garden enjoying all the elements a bucolic life in Vermont has to offer.
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