Rod is an artist who works from his studio in Auchenflower, Brisbane. He has participated in Group and Solo exhibitions and early on in his career he was hung in the Archibald Prize 1978 Exhibition. Rod has won the Stanthorpe Art Festival Ceramics Prize and the Gatton Shire Art Award and he was heavily involved in the establishment of the Ipswich Art Gallery in the early 1980’s when he was the Head of Department Art at the Ipswich State High School. Rod became a State High School Principal and concentrated on developing Art Education Curriculum in Queensland. In more recent years he has developed gift and furniture designs for the Home and Decor Industry across Australia and has exhibited in numerous Trade Fairs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Rod has travelled extensively. He works mostly with acrylics referencing a broad repertoire of experience and influences.