Rory completed a graphic design qualification at Cardonald College, Glasgow before studying Fine Art at St Martin’s School Of Art, London in 1985. This led to a flourishing career as a textile designer working freelance for many prestigious London design companies.
However, after several years, the lure of returning to Scotland to develop his passion for painting was too strong and Rory now lives and works in Ayrshire where his studio is based. There he devotes as much time as possible to painting full time using a variety of mediums.
Since returning to Scotland, he has won the coveted Royal Glasgow Institute, Cargill Award and was a finalist in the noted Aspect Painting Prize (Paisley Art Institute) culminating in a Cork Street show. This recognition of his acclaimed talent has now led to Rory’s paintings appearing in galleries across the UK. He is also regular contributor to the annual exhibitions of the RGI, RSA and Paisley Art Institute and his work appears in many private collections.