“Painter in oils, watercolours and gouache”
Robert O’Rorke trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal College of Art.
Since then he has had several one man shows as well as exhibiting in various mixed exhibitions. These include the International Art Fair, Los Angeles, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the London Art Fair, Islington, the International Art Fair, Salzburg, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Brighton Art Gallery, the Singer and Friedlander Watercolour Competition, the Laing Art Exhibition, the New English Art Club, and the Alderburgh Festival. Commissions have included two large oils of Rufford Abbey for the new Council Chamber in Nottingham. In 2006 he was artist-in-residence at Garsington Opera. His most recent one man show was at the Piers Feetham Gallery in 2016
Besides painting he has also taught art in Adult Education and on Summer courses and has worked as a picture restorer.
His work is in the collections of Lindblad Travel, Paris Blues, Nottingham Council, and Hammersmith Hospital.
The Bridgeman Art Library at www.bridgemanimages.com, holds forty one images of his work, and some of his paintings are available in postcard and greetings card format from Towell and Scott. He lives and works in London, where his next exhibition at the Piers Feetham Gallery will be in November.