Rory Mackay is new to KiptonART and we are thrilled to have him as a KiptonART Featured Artist. Mackay lives and works in London, England. He studied Fine Art in Florence, Italy where he developed his skills in portraiture. Subsequently, Mackay studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London to further develop his understanding and knowledge of a variety of visual mediums. Find out Mackay's answers are to the questions we ask every artist.
Who/what is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
Jamie Wyeth - I went to visit an exhibition of his at the Brandywine Museum in Pennsylvania recently and was blown away by not only his technical skill but also his rendering of the dogs that featured in his work - it encapsulated everything I am striving for in this subject - the inherent beauty and grace and clumsiness were all wonderfully evident and so characterful - that was very inspiring to me.
What is the first thing that comes to mind after an opening?
'Are people going to walk away with the sense of fulfilled enchantment that I would hope for from seeing my work'.
Kipton Cronkite Approved!