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Leith O’Malley is a South Australian visual artist who loves to work in various mediums.

His youthful passion for making art, and drawing in particular was influenced by the illustrative style and cartoons in Mad Magazine and later, by looking at the work of Australian newspaper cartoonists Paul Rigby, Michael L… Read More
Leith O’Malley is a South Australian visual artist who loves to work in various mediums.

His youthful passion for making art, and drawing in particular was influenced by the illustrative style and cartoons in Mad Magazine and later, by looking at the work of Australian newspaper cartoonists Paul Rigby, Michael Leunig and the American illustrator, Rick Griffin. His early freelance work in Adelaide included illustrations for magazines and newspapers.

A workshop with the Australian artist George Gittoes was responsible for O’Malley taking up the brush in the early 1990s. From this point to the present day he has maintained a very active studio practice, presenting solo exhibitions and participating in group shows within Australia and America. O’Malley’s practice includes working in a diversity of pictorial media (drawing, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media) as well as digital imagery, graphic design, photography and video.

There is a close nexus between the artist’s studio work and many commissions he has undertaken for corporate and publishing clients in Australia, Europe, and America. A life-long love of music, particularly jazz, and blues has led to prestigious graphic art commissions for music festivals, in Australia, Russia and America and CD/poster designs and magazine cover art.

Contact: leithomalley@gmail.com
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