Jacqueline Orr was born in Glasgow in 1961 and studied art at Glasgow School of Art under the late Dr James D Robertson, Barbara Rae, Jack Knox and the late Dr John Cunningham. She graduated in 1983 and gained the Armour Prize in her final year.

Between 1986 and 88 she studied again in Glasgow, this time at the University of Glasgow gaining an MSc in Information Technology and then subsequently gained employment in the private sector specialising in IT and technical project management.

Jacqueline had continued to paint throughout this period exhibiting in a number of galleries mostly in mixed shows, and was determined to eventually pursue a full time career in painting. This aim was realised in 2004 and in subsequent years she established full time working studios in both Scotland and in France.

She now exhibits widely and internationally with successful shows in London, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jersey, Versailles, Paris and here in Scotland.

In 2007 Jacqueline was elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).

Over the years she has received a number of prestigious awards including The James Torrance Memorial Award by the RGI, The Armour Award also by the RGI, The Alexander Graham Munro Award by the RSW, The Joe Hargan Award by the Paisley Art Institute and the Riverside Gallery Award by the RSW.

Jacqueline’s work is based on high colour and simple lines. Painting mostly in oils her subject matter is varied and always interesting, reflecting her locations in France and in Scotland as well as unusual subjects and forms.