Geoff L. McKenzie was born in Ballarat,Victoria in 1936
and even when quite young his leisure hours were
filled with drawing and painting. As a teenager he
wandered the bushland around Ballarat absorbing the
atmosphere and sketching wherever possible.
For the past 45 years Geoff has worked full time in his
chosen profession, continuing to strive for perfection.
Today the results of this dedication can clearly be seen
as he continues to build on a reputation for high
Geoff's rich impressions of the Australian landscape,
particularly the bush and its people, have become
much sought after by art lovers and investors
throughout Australia and also hang in collections in
Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Germany and the U.K.
With his wife, artist Allison Shaw, he has undertaken
many painting tours within Australia and to the U.K.
and Europe. At one time they had their studio at
Magnetic Island, North Queensland and have since
operated their own studio-galleries at Guildford and
Anglesea in Victoria and Burleigh Heads, Miami,
Woombye and Montville, Queensland. They are now
based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and continue
their travels every year to find new subject matter and
Over the years Geoff has had a series of highly
successful exhibitions at many galleries and venues
throughout Australia. This gifted artist's life has been
and will continue to be a successful one, filled with the
love of good art and the pleasure of producing
paintings worthy of handing down from generation to
Bibliography: "Artists and Galleries of Australia and
New Zealand". Max Germaine, 1980. and "Artists and
Galleries of Australia". Max Germaine, 1984 & 1990.
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