Rory’s visual language has an emphasis on blocks of colour, strong geometric shapes, and contrasting patterns and textures.
Most of Rory’s pictures are landscapes with a focus on simplifying composition. He is interested in underlying issues and context in society, including climate change, the environment, development and our neighbourhoods. He often draws inspiration from local scenes. His investigations can end up in odd situations, including being arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act while sketching under Spaghetti Junction. He focuses on screenprint and linocut which fit well with his approach.
He has exhibited in group and solo shows in locations including London, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff and venues and shows including: the London Art Biennale; OxMarket Open; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition; Royal West of England Academy Annual Open; London City Hall; Woolwich Print Fair; and the Princes Foundation. He is the founder of East London Printmakers.