Stephen Ormandy


Oil on Canvas, 169 x 218cm (Detail)

Stephen Ormandy always had the answer to the question, what do you want to do when you grow up? Being creative is the only direction he has ever considered. Finally achieving his dream of attending art school, when, in 1983, he was accepted to study at The City Art Institute in Paddington.

After completing the bachelor degree specialising in painting and drawing, and adding a post graduate diploma, he hit the ground running with fellow students Louise Olsen and Liane Rossler, while in their final years they started the design company Dinosaur Designs. As all three studied painting and drawing, initially the main goal of this venture was to cover the rent and buy art materials.

24 years later Dinosaur Designs has grown into one of Australia’s leading design companies with stores in Sydney, Melbourne and New York.

To be painting solo shows is the realisation of a lifelong ambition.