Rodd's Gallery
    a virtual gallery of paintings by  Rodd Sherwin
          
and a collection of his verse 
        ( and introducing selected verse by the late Clarry Dunstan )

          Email: rodd@roddsgallery.com     
     Telephone 07 5497 8164
                                                              
            
  

 
                 To view paintings
              click on the gallery links   

  

              Gallery - 1    
        Gallery - 2   
        Gallery - 3    
        Gallery - 4    
            
Gallery - 5

          Gallery - 6
        
            
( verse links below)       

          
 
 

    About Rodd Sherwin

  
Born and educated in South Australia, Rodd travelled to Rabaul at an early age and lived in Papua New Guinea for
   24 years. Although he was a professional
accountant he always had a talent for drawing and design.
   While living in Madang
he was introduced to the realm of impressionism by his art mentor Rudi Caesar,
   a colourful German expatriate.Through his influence, Rodd began painting with acrylics and an individual style
   soon emerged.
His paintings were promoted by numerous exhibitions held throughout Papua New Guinea.
   Returning to Queensland in 1988, Rodd continued to paint and in 1994
established the renowned Scarborough Fair
   Art Gallery. Situated on the Scarborough
waterfront on the Redcliffe Peninsula, this iconic gallery prominently
   featured his
work until it finally closed in December 2004. Through the years, his paintings have enjoyed
   popular appeal and have become widely distributed. Now living in South East
Queensland by the banks of the             
   Caboolture River his more recent paintings reflect the serenity of this rustic river environment at -
                                              102 Captain Whish Ave. Morayfield QLD.   4506   
   For the past few years Rodd has turned his creative hand to designing and building model aeroplanes. Joining a bunch
   of old RC enthusiasts at a local model aero club, his challenge now is to maintain this aircraft fleet, as not all flights
   have a happy ending.
 

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Rodd's Verse    Having retired from the world of accounting and secretarial scribing,
   Rodd applied his writing to the creation of a trilogy of illustrated short stories which evolved from the outset as verse. 
   These stories were followed by shorter verses themed on the Scarborough Fair Art Gallery, climatic events,
   political satire and life anecdotes.
   Rodd's latest verse is written around the exploits of his fellow modellers and has been collated as and under the      
   heading of 'The Chronicles of SAAMBR'.
   During the days of the Scarborough Fair Art Gallery, Rodd came across a handwritten portfolio of excellent bush poetry
   written by the late Clarry Dunstan. A selection from that collection is reproduced here with kind permission of his
   daughter.
   These collections are published on this domain via the following index and summaries -
   
                       
Click to open Rodd's Verse
                        Click to open 'The Chronicles of SAAMBR'
                  Click to open 'The Verse of Clarry Dunstan'
 

    Without hindrance of any musical knowledge whatsoever, Rodd set out to provide the semblance of a musical score
    intended as emphasis in the narration of his stories. He applied this treatment also to Alfred Noye's classic poem
   
The Highwayman and to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
    Described by an old Japanese friend and mentor as
"maybe some kind of free style music, such as used by   
    wandering minstrals of old", this concept, 'The Return of the Troubadours', can be visited in its original
    form - copy and paste to your search engine -
                                                                                    102rodd - YouTube