Patrick Rorke is an artist and painter based in Morija, Lesotho working in a largely figurative way. He has been active as an artist for over forty years and is considered a master of contemporary art in Lesotho. In Morija he runs a contemporary art gallery and frequently organizes exhibitions, events and festivals. His work is about his surroundings and the compelling but fragile existence of the people within this landscape. He works predominantly in oils but also sculpts in whatever medium comes to hand. His work is largely figurative simply because there is such a wealth of material to draw from all-around one. Rorke states that he claims no intellectual insights in his work, but rather works as a primitive - instinctively.