Rod is an established artist who has been exhibiting professionally for over 30 years. Rod works in a variety of mediums but is best known for his gouache and watercolours of the State's southeastern wetlands. Rod has been a finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Prize on numerous occasions and his concern and compassion for the preservation of the natural world is always at the heart of his work. Rod studied at the South Australian School of Fine Art, East Sydney Technical College and Torrens CAE. He is a Fellow of The Royal South Australian Society of Arts and was a director of the Southern School of Art, and as Art Educator was Head of Art at St Peters college and has recently retired from his position as Head of Creative Arts at Westminster School.
Rod has his works in both corporate and private collections in Australia and Internationally, including The State Library of South Australia, Naracoorte Hospital, St. Peter's College, Westminster School and Naracoorte Fine Art Gallery. Rod has won prizes at Camberwell, Brighton, Victor Harbor, Toorak, St. Peter's Cathedral, Balco Art, State Bank Tourism Commission and the SA Museum.