Dean lives and works in Bathurst. He is an all round creative being, with both his painting and writing. Currently he is completing his PhD in creative writing. His work in this exhibition, is an acrylic painting on canvas that depicts the outback of Australia, the other a pencil and ink explores the built environment.

His Art usually involves a natural landscape or abstract scenario, but especially how the male form sits within a landscape. Both the strength and the vulnerability that a man can offer in a single image attract Rod: “I like to merge the masculine form into an expansive landscape or use it as an abstract canvas for paint. I use the strong curves of the body to create unique landscapes”.