Rod will be taking part in:
- Warwickshire Open Studios 2021 with seven other members of Visual Arts Forum at Ettington Church.
- the 2021 Stratford Upon Avon Art Society Annual Exhibition at King Edward VI Grammar School between 18th and 29th August.
Rod, following a long career in the water industry, now devotes much of his time to his watercolour, acrylic and mixed media painting. His inspiration comes from the changing moods of nature, which he attempts to catch in his landscapes and seascapes, and from the texture and ‘hidden’ shapes found in natural forms such as tree bark and rocks. He enjoys experimenting with a variety of techniques and bases to add texture and interest to finished paintings. He has had a painting selected and exhibited in the Birmingham Open Exhibition and in the annual exhibition at the Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, organised by ‘The Artist’ and ‘Leisure Painter’ magazines, where he won the “Patchings Award” for his watercolour painting of the North Devon coast.