Although born in Lebanon, Oregon, Rory's family moved to Wyoming when he was just two years old. Growing up in this spacious, beautiful state where wildlife out number people, Rory developed a deep love for nature and wildlife. Rory spent countless hours hiking the mountains hunting, fishing, or taking pictures with his camera. He has transferred that love for the outdoors and that time spent there into his art through his wildlife and landscape paintings.
After spending nearly 42 years in Wyoming, Rory's work in the oil and gas industry required a move to Edmond, Oklahoma where he currently resides with his wife, Pauline. Here in Oklahoma, Rory's artwork has taken on a new dimension incorporating all that this state has to offer in beauty from the Wichita Mountains to the breath-taking sunsets and redbud trees.