Born in Christchurch 1963 Geord moved to Australia with his family in 1972. His first inspiration to draw came from visits to his renowned Aunty Janice Webster's Bridal design studio. From the age of 7 Geord had a natural talent for illustration. He still has some of his early drawing tools more than 30 years on.
Cartooning quickly took over as Geord's preferred expression of Art. Apart from regularly drawing for his School year book, Geord was creating cartoons for the Gold Coast Sun at the junior age of 16 years. This eventually led to regular publishing of cartoons for the Gold Coast Bulletin, Brisbane Sunday Mail and Cairns Post.
In 1992 Geord received a diploma in Graphic Art; his outstanding creative skills on the computer quickly earned him the Creative Director title after just 4 years in the Creative Art industry. Geord is still heavily involved in the Graphic Art industry, judging portfolios for graduating Graphic Art student's is just one of the important roles he continues to enjoy.
His Art career took on a new direction after he visited the National Gallery in Canberra in 1998. Geord decided it was time to pursue his lifelong dream of fine art and started attending workshops that included such Artists as Robert Hagan and David Fam. Geord now produces exciting works in Oil, Acrylics, Watercolours and most recently mixed media. His recent work captures people in landscape. His earlier work focused on the Australian bush which he spent many years exploring with his son and wife.
Inspiration for his paintings comes from studying the landscape with his sketch book. His family accompany him in their Motorhome as he seeks new painting subjects. His sketch books are filled with subjects ranging from coastal scenes one day to the outback of Australia the next. And at night he might do an abstract from his memories of the days events.
Geord's first art show experience won him the highly commended award for his Hideaway piece in the 2000 Palm Beach Rotary Art show. He plans to enter more shows as time permits.
His recent debut at Lovett Gallery, Palm Beach met with positive response, selling 3 of his paintings just two hours after they were hang in the gallery.
Geord’s early work appears in friends and family’s homes and he was recently commissioned to paint a large seven piece landscape, which now hangs in the foyer of Queensland's largest winery, Sirromet. The large subject called "Seven Scenes" captures the story of life in the vineyard and visual grandier of the Granite terrain.
His favourite Australian artists include Arthur Streeton, Russell Drysdale and William Dobell.
His lifetime plan is to pursue all aspects of art and create visually pleasing work for lovers of art. Geord’s work exhibits in Lovett Gallery, Palm Beach, My Gallery at Bundall, Crafters on Mt Tamborine and Dewards, Greenslopes Brisbane.
My Studio on a good day