Artist / Author J. Michael Orr's artwork is a reflection of his fascination with the beauty of God’s creation. Favorite subjects include ethereal luminescent Nevada skies, florals, and garden scenes. Most of the artists florals are painted from subjects obtained from his own garden. The artists philosophy is simple. He sums it up by referring to an old friends advice years ago. “ If one wishes to be creative.......take lessons from the creator.” "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" - Psalm 19 : 1 His artwork gained widespread recognition in California’s Napa Valley Wine Country, completing numerous commissions for world renowned wineries. The artists work has been exhibited extensively in the Napa Valley as well as Carmel, California.
Mr. Orr graduated from San Francisco State College, later pursuing graduate work at Golden Gate College, as well as attending the California College of Arts & Crafts. His background also includes work in both the Criminal Justice and Medical Professions. He and his wife live in the Sierras along the Truckee River.