Welcome!

I'm so grateful that you've found my art. While I consider the true start of my artistic journey to be age 8 when my parents enrolled me in an oil painting class, the start of my abstract career really began in 2014. Living in a small apartment in Jersey City, I worked where I had space...which happened to be on the floor of my closet. The journey has been long and winding, full of detours, but I'm grateful for each step along the way because they all led me to where I am now.

On this site, you'll find a variety of work: Large-scale pieces on canvas, smaller alcohol ink and resin original art and most recently, prints!

In addition to what you see here, I also accept commissions. If you're interested please email me and we can start a conversation about what you're looking for. This website is always evolving with new work, so please check back often. I hope you enjoy my art!

Sincerely,

Jamie

Natural Elements

Artist Bio & Statement

Jamie Orr is an abstract expressionist artist based in Rockaway Beach, New York. After graduating from college with a double major in Psychology and Visual Arts, she pursued a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jamie enjoyed a 14 year career as a Behavior Analyst working with children and adults on the autism spectrum before making the decision to take a break to focus on art full time.  Rich color and texture combinations are the defining hallmarks of Jamie’s work. 

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"I create abstract expressionist paintings that are based in rich color and texture combinations. My work is largely inspired by nature. I am equally as drawn to the noticeably beautiful parts of the natural world as I am to the gritty details. We appreciate beauty so much more when it's juxtaposed with something harsh or unexpected. To me, in art as in life, texture adds an element of depth that color alone cannot express. The act of painting is a meditative process. When I begin a piece, often times I have no idea where it will end up. Abstract work is freeing in this way. When you let go of fixating on an outcome, you give yourself permission to become immersed in the process. In today's fast-paced world, we are often so busy thinking about the next thing on our to-do lists, that we lose touch with ourselves. I create abstract expressionist art for this reason. If viewing my work causes someone to pause just long enough to come back to the present moment and feel something they otherwise would not have, then it has served its purpose."

Featured collection

  • Untitled
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  • Oceanid
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  • In the Stillness
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  • Shoreline
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  • Untitled
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Testimonials

Jamie’s art is a reflection of the divinity of nature. Her lush and vibrant use of color brings the depths of the ocean or the serenity of the woods in to your home. I truly find peace when I look at the stunning piece she created for me for my wedding gift. I believe the ocean inspires her soul, and it reflects in her use of texture and color that gives my dining room a tidal wave of blues that helps make up for the fact that I live far from the sea. 

Jamie’s art transcends a variety of tastes, and makes for excellent gifting as it would be rare for someone to not find beauty within it. It comes professionally wrapped, and can enhance a true spectrum of home and office decor styles. 

Erica S.

A most incredible artist! The texture, color and depth of her work draws you right in. Stunningly beautiful.

Tessa T.

We discovered Jamie’s art on the internet and immediately fell in love with her work.  Her ability to mix colors and texture in a fresh and modern style was exactly what we wanted.  One DM and we were on our way to commissioning a very special piece of art.  Though we live in Atlanta, the distance was not a problem for Jamie.  She successfully incorporated our tastes for color and size into what is now the focal point of our home.


John and Colleen

Jamie is a pleasure to work with! I have 6 of Jamie’s pieces and recently finished hanging them on the walls in my new apartment. They have transformed the space into a beautiful oasis. My pieces always come well wrapped and sealed and in a timely manner. My framed art arrived in beautiful frames with hardware already attached for hanging in the wall. Jamie and I are already discussing a new painting for another wall in my apartment. I highly recommend working with Jamie if you’re looking for a beautiful piece of abstract art. 

Cheryl N.

Jamie’s work struck in me a love for abstract art. The passion she has for what she does comes alive in everything she creates. Her love for the ocean and nature so clearly inspires her art in the most beautiful ways— it’s impossible not to find something to love in every piece!

Vivian M.