About Rory Mackay
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 Shnauzers.
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, illustrated by Rory. 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.
In 2015, Rory shall be launching a line of whimsical pet-related greeting cards to compliment the letterpress designs. Visit our online store to search for your favourite breed or contact us to enquire about having your pet immortalised by Rory Mackay.