London-born artist Rory Mackay studied Fine Art in Florence, where he fell in love with painting and honed his skills in the Old Masters style. On return to London, he enrolled at the infamous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design where he broadened his skill-set with varied disciplines such as mixed media painting, printmaking and digital photography. Rory began exhibiting his works globally, from Christie's in London to interior designer Antony Todd's New York showroom.
Rory begain specializing in animals around 2006 after popular demand from clients. Since then, his client list has grown exponetially with international commissions and celebrity. In 2011 Rory was commissioned by Ivana Trump to paint her Yorkshire Terrier, Tiger. That same year, Australian supermodel Kristy Hinze commissioned a painting of her three Schnauzers. In 2016, Rory had the privilege of meeting Dr Jane Goodall, who's Global Institute had commissioned custom notecards featuring chimps, as well as personal notecards for Dr Goodall herself.
In 2013, Rory launched Letterpress Pet Stationery™ - an elegant line of hand-illustrated designs available as gift box sets for pet lovers or as fully bespoke, commissioned designs featuring your very own pet. Utilizing the centuries-old art of letterpress printing, each design in impressed into a colourful, duplexed blend of thick card stock unique to Rory Mackay Designs.
Visit our online store to search for your favourite breed or contact us to enquire about having your pet immortalised by Rory Mackay.
The Studio, # 5 1016 Clare Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 891-0481
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Last year Antony Todd Inc., collaborated with Rory Mackay in presenting a collection of his "private pets". Rory's work on behalf of his private clients portrayed his ability to capture an extraordinary likeness of each of the owners pets. The paintings are vibrant, with bold colors, small and large in scale, and capture the adorable characteristics of each subject. Rory's own electric enthusiasm shines through in every painting.We look forward to another exhibition of his work and in the meantime wish him great success." - Antony Todd, Designer
"Rory always provides superior service, is a delight to work with, is very professional, and is an extremely talented artist. Highly recommend his work." - Lara A. Björk, Founder, Von Rudebeck Art Advisory
"Rory's dog portraits do a remarkable job of capturing the "soul" and special personality of a beloved pet. Our dear lab, Safina, may have departed this life for several years now, but I look at Rory's portrait and smile at her memories. He caught her sloth-like expression perfectly. Plus, Rory is a joy to work with. PS. No hyperbole here!" - Kirk Henckels, Vice Chairman, Stribling & Associates