Rod qualified as an architect at Leeds College of Art in the 1960s, but ceased to practice in the 1970s, due to a lack of creative freedom in his profession, and turned to publishing and writing. He took up painting again in 2002, joining three art societies within reach of his home in Monk Fryston. He now works in acrylic, ink, gouache, watercolour and oil. He exhibits and sells his artwork regularly and he has carried out a number of commissions for clients; mostly houses, boats and book illustrations.
Rod is a member of the York & District SAA, Selby Art Society and Monk Fryston Art Club. Rod used to run the art world website www.art.zeteo.com until pressure of work made it impossible to keep it updated, so the website is currently out of use.
|Grass Wood (near Grassington)|
|A Tidy Mind|
|Under Crown Point Bridge, Leeds|
|Monk Fryston aerial view circa 1990|
|Robin Hood's Bay|
|Tetley's brewery dray
|Under The Liner|