Rory OBrien

Rory OBrien

Maroubra, NSW, Australia

About Rory OBrien

Rory OBrien is a Sydney artist who works across painting, photography and printmaking. This site features Rory’s latest oil paintings on canvas – pictures that are eclectic and sometimes quirky but always focused on light and ideas.

There are a couple of series of pictures – latest ongoing group of pictures is called “Drivers seat” – a musing on classic cars and their owners. So a 1969 Dodge Challenger R/T can be “Dodgy”, an EJ Holden sedan can be “Beholden” and a Porsche can be “Posh”. Expect this series to grow over time.

Rory has been taking low light and night photographs for years around the city and beaches, and uses this work as inspiration for a series of pictures called “Night light”. These enigmatic works often catch the play between natural and artificial light at dusk and beyond. The skies are the key to understanding these works and they convey much about the quiet night landscape.

Of course there are some lovely cupcake pictures too, plus a growing range of one-off pictures with a twist. Take a look in the Stockroom at “Skater” or at “Unicorn” and you will get the idea.

In 2018 Rory was a finalist in the Hunters Hill Art show and exhibited at Saatchi's The Other Art Fair in Melbourne and in Sydney


BA (Vis Arts) - City Art Institute


The Other Art Fair Sydney 2019
The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2018
Hunter Hill Art Fair 2018