Born in northern B.C., Rod moved to the Okanagan at a young age. The surrealists influenced his earliest paintings. He then discovered the works of the impressionist's school which has taken him to his current artistic interests which include a keen interest in experimenting with colour and the physical qualities of paint. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have also had a profound influence on his work.
"Painting becomes tedious when the ultimate goal of the painter is to recreate the external work. I have always felt that the painting exists only within its own borders. This allows the curious mind of the artist to say -What if I did this?"
Rod's work is now collected worldwide and he is committed to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence. Whether this is expressed through his bold landscapes or his more recent whimsical images of children at play.
RendezVous Art Gallery presents quality collectable original paintings and sculptures by Canadian artists. Located at Howe and Cordova streets, we are one of the premier art galleries in Vancouver, Canada.