Artist Joseph Orr (born, 1949) is chronicling the American Landscape in it’s purest form. Sketches made on location, near his home at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and the places he likes to visit, become finished paintings capturing the essence of the scene. Attention to light and shadow spark a mood in each work of art. Joseph’s studies are centered in scenes of solitude allowing the viewer to escape the pressures of everyday living. As an early champion of the acrylic painting medium, Joseph Orr is recognized as an important player in the contemporary art world and has contributed chapters or instructional material to Northlight Books; Acrylic Painting Techniques (by Earl Killeen); North Light Artist!s Guide To Materials and Techniques (by Phil Metzger) and Acrylic Painting Styles and Techniques (by Rachel Wolf) Magazines Art of the West, Southwest Art , American Artist, The Artist!s and Workshop have featured his work. Six times, his paintings have been included among The Arts For The Parks ‘Top 100’ Competition in Jackson, WY. In 1993 his entry won the historical Art Award. Other publications in which Mr. Orr’s paintings illustrate the pages are Art From The Parks by Rachel R. Wolf and A Town On Two Rivers by Victoria Hubbell. Joseph Orr is listed in Who!s Who in American Art and is a founder of the National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS). He works from his studio in Osage Beach, MO.