Born in Glasgow, James studied part time at Glasgow School of Art. He is a regular exhibitor at the
Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and
West of England Academy.
He has also exhibited in London, New York, Paris, Brussels, Dublin and Hong Kong.
He has work in private collections, home and abroad, including that of H.R.H Duke of Edinburgh.
He won the Royal Collage of Physicians and Surgeons Award in 1997 and the Herald Prize in 2010.
Jame Orr lives and paints from his studio in Ayrshire.