© the artist. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery
Painter and designer, born in Ewell, Surrey, who trained as a typographer and layout artist with The Times newspaper. He joined Letraset in 1962 as art director, from 1972 was a freelance graphic designer and moved to St Ives, Cornwall, in 1983 to develop his painting, which he eventually did full-time. Later mixed exhibitions included Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives; New Grafton and Medici Galleries; RA Summer Exhibitions; and Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge. Had a series of solo shows with Porthmeor Gallery, St Ives, in the 1990s, later ones including The Book Gallery there, 1997. Orchard shared an exhibition at Ainscough Contemporary Art in 2002, showing atmospheric landscapes and figure studies.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)