1950-2010 Rory painted rich, realistically rendered figures mostly of Native American heritage. His style mirrored that of master painter Jan Vermeer.
It seemed he was destined to end up in an artistic culture as prevelant as Taos. It was here in the 1970's that Rory met R.C. Gorman, perhaps the most famous native American artist of his time. They were life-long friends. His passion for perfection often resulted in the destroying of a canvas, only to start anew. Creating 6-12 canvases a year, each glow with a magical presence that depict his unmistakable style.
Many of his canvases through the years have been placed in public and corporate settings. "Diligent Journey" is an example that now resides at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. His art will continue to intrigue and entertain today, and for all time.