Leith O’Malley is a South Australian Visual Artist.
His youthful passion for making art and drawing in particular, was influenced by the illustrative style and cartoons of Mad Magazine, Australian newspaper cartoonists Paul Rigby, Michael Leunig, Bill Leak and the illustrations of Rick Griffin, Robert Crumb, Goya and Shaun Tan.
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 design, graphic design, photography and short video editing.
There is a close nexus between Leiths studio work and the 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 along with CD/poster designs and magazine art.
Leith is also an Illustrator for popular Australian roots music magazine "Rhythms".
Leith O'Malley is represented by the following galleries:
Sydney - Francis Keevill Gallery
New York - Charlatan Ink
Melbourne - Smart Artz Galley
Adelaide - Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery
Dallas Texas USA - Storyopolis Art