Jackie Orr studied
Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1979 until 1983. She was taught by James D
Robertson, Barbara Rae, Jack Knox and John Cunningham. James D Robertson was
her mentor from 2005 until his death in 2010.
The artist tends to be drawn
to subjects that visually stimulate her. In
addition, the process and the craft of making paintings are very important to
her, so draughtsmanship, mark making,composition
and the intelligent use of colour are all key tenets of her work. She tries to
make best use of these tools to create rich and dynamic paintings.
The artist’s preferred medium
is oil paint, but she uses a variety of different media including gouache, acrylic,
pastel, chalk and mixed media techniques. Her Preferred surface is linen for
oil painting, but she also uses canvas and prepared panels.