For many years I have worked as a watercolorist and a printmaker. I enjoy working in the combined mediums and now I am working in pastel and loving it!
My goal with each new painting is to create a vivid, luminous, southwestern image. I see southwestern architecture and landscape as a backdrop for the Spirit of the West. I am always trying to capture the mood and my favorite element in all my paintings, the light and shadows.
I want the viewer of my work to relate to a timeless view, hopefully wishing to take an excursion to that interesting place.
Copyright 2016 Pikes Peak Pastel Society, P.O. Box 2443 Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2443
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Face Book Paint Style
Grey Paint Filly
Santa Fe Railway Station
Penitente Midnight Meeting
Rayann Orr was born and raised in Colorado. One of six children, Ms. Orr attributes her passion for art to her grandmother, an artist who was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. From her grandmother, Orr inherited her first set of oil paints and brushes and her sensitive eye for the unique landscapes and structures of the Southwest.
Rayann is a 2003 graduate Artist Career Training and the Adams State College annual five day watercolor workshop in Taos, NM. She attended University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO.
Exhibitions and awards include 2011 “Own Your Own Art Show,” Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO; Beulah Fine Art Show 2007 (1st &2nd place watercolor); WY Watercolor Society 2005 National Exhibit, Sheridan, WY; Celebrating the Cowboy Western Art Show 2005, (honorable mention), La Veta, CO; La Junta Koshare Indian Museum’s Kiva Artist Series, May 2005, La Junta, CO; Southern Colorado W/C Society, 2005 Spring Show, (juror Award); Annual Signature of Pueblo’s Finest Art Show 05-07, Pueblo Convention Center; Solo exhibit, Boardroom Gallery 2004, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO.
Rayann’s art maybe found in the following collections: Pueblo Convention Center – Urban Renewal Art Collection; Colorado State University - Pueblo, Occhieto University Center, Pueblo, CO; SCA Insurance Office, Pueblo, CO; J. Fitzerald Dentist Office, Pueblo, CO and K. R. Swerdfeger Construction, Inc., Corporate Office, Pueblo, CO. She is represented by The Turf Exchange Fine Art Center, Pueblo, CO. and Michael’s on Main, Canon City, CO. Rayann also teaches a Computer Art Business Class at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
Rayann is a member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Southern Colorado Watercolor Society (Signature Member/President 2005-07) and the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. She also serves on the El Pueblo Art Alliance board and works on the Visual Artist of Pueblo Marketing Group.