Rod was born in London in 1948 and shortly afterwards moved to Australia, becoming a citizen in 1980.
He has Diplomas from a number of Technical Colleges in Perth, Western Australia: Sign Writing (Leederville), Commercial Art (Fremantle), Art Studies (Perth) and a Cert. in Graphic Art (Fremantle).
His teaching experiences, Special Arts Courses and Artist in Residence cover Carine Tech, Perth Tech, Balga HS and Bruce Rock and from 1986 – 1999 he taught courses in Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Cartooning and Art History at the University of WA Summer School.
Since 1994, he has exhibited his paintings and sculptures at the following Galleries:
Berwick London, UK
Jermayer Toulouse, France
Louis Aronou Sausilto, USA
Mamone San Francisco, USA
Kertesz Fine Art San Francisco, USA
Simon Patrich Vancouver, Canada
Art Mode Ottawa & Calgary, Canada
Kirkcaldy Davies Melbourne, Australia
Gallery 200 Perth, Australia
Stafford Perth, Australia,
Porters Sydney, Australia.
His Western Australia commissions include:
“Captain Fremantle” – The Esplanade, Fremantle
Australian and British Coat of Arms – Govt Commission, GPO, Perth
Black Swan Teal Sculpture – Bond Syndicate Tender Boat
Lifesize sculpture of Brain Burke (Past Premier)
Two life-size scultures of Sir Charles Court in bronze (Past Premier)
“Captain Stirling” – Stirling Naval Base,
Garden Is Development & “fantasy figures” – Adventure World
1979/81/82 – UK
1985/86 – UK and New York USA
1986/87 – 14 busts for The Americas Cup Exhibition, Fremantle
1994 – Paintings in Canada, Italy, NZ & America
1997 – Paintings for Laura Brentlinuer, Sebastopol, USA
1998 – Paintings for Susan Graf, Healdsburg & Kris Kilgore, San Francisco, USA
1999 – Edwin Gray, Los Angeles, USA
2004/5 – Princess Diana and The Queen Mother life-size bronze.
Just as some of Rod’s commissions are of famous persons, so are those who have purchased his work including Australian past Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Western Australia past Premier Sir Charles Court.Close Bio