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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

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Education

Various workshops over the years and art education with mentors.

Exhibitions

Group plus solo exhibitions within Australia and overseas (USA and Italy).
Leith is also part of the Luciano Benetton collection that will exhib in Australia during 2016.
He has been included in the accompanying book "Looking Down Under - Contemporary Artists of Australia 2016"

Press

Please visit Leiths blog at https://leithomalley.wordpress.com/
Leiths website also has links to his recent work and back catalogue at www.leithomalley.com

Influences

Influenced by the illustrative style and cartoons of early Mad Magazine and later, by looking at the work of Australian newspaper cartoonists Paul Rigby, Michael Leunig, American illustrator, Rick Griffin, Shaun Tan, Brett Whiteley and Basquiat.

29cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Print
$170
29cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Mixed Media
$190
44cm (W) x 44cm (H)
Oil Paint
$830
2cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil Paint
$730
75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,600
120cm (W) x 180cm (H)
Oil Paint
$8,650