Rodd's Gallery
    a virtual gallery of paintings by  Rodd Sherwin
          
and a collection of his verse and trilogy of playing card games  
        ( 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 the Artist

  
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  recent paintings reflect the serenity of this rustic river environment at -
                  
                           102 Captain Whish Ave. Morayfield QLD.   4506                        
                                                                                                                                                                      

                              
     
       
                                                                                  

            
    
   

 
 
     
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 from the outset, emerged in the form
   of verse. These stories were followed by shorter verses themed on the Scarborough Fair Art Gallery, climatic events,
   political satire and life anecdotes. Following a 40 year reunion with Hisashi (Harry) Ogawa of Fukuyama City, there
   ventured the contribution of lyrics for a small collection of potential songs. This sparked an obssession to use music to
   inspire life back into the field of poetry and so he set about creating primitive scores for each of his stories and also       
   some selected verse including all time favourites -
    Alfred Noye's classic poem The Highwayman and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  
These efforts labelled by his mentor as  "maybe some kind of free style music, such as used by he Troubadours of the
   Middle Ages"  were nevertheless effective and together with a full narration can now be previewed or downloaded on
   this return of the Troubadour on      troubadour.pivotshare.com
  The full collection of Rodd's verse is published on this domain via the index and summary -
   
                       
Click to Preview Rodd's Verse
                        
                 Click to open Clarry Dunstan Verse