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