1989 – 1991 is where I started my art career, studying a certificate in fine art followed by an Associate Diploma in fine arts at TAFE.
1993 I continued studying, this time a graphic design course at Chase School of Graphic Design.
1994 – 2017 My arts career direction changed to computer mapping, in various government departments in Sydney and Newcastle. Unfortunately, this led to my fine art skills almost becoming dormant for 23 years until I discovered film.
2011 Expanding on my photographic background to moving pictures I created a YouTube Chanel (Chris Osborne Adventures). Feeling the need to express myself and expose some of the wonderful Australian landscape to family and friends overseas, I filmed my bushwalking, Kayaking and bike riding adventures.
Dec 2017 I decided that I wanted to set myself up for a life full of adventure, like I was reading about in nonfiction books on my daily train commute to work. So I quit my secure job of 17 years, boarded a train at Central Station for the last time and never looked back. Oh and I put my house on the market the same week too.
April 2018 After some renovations my house sold reasonably quickly and I was totally free to start living a life of adventure, so I jumped on a plane and headed to Europe for 6mths.
June 2018 I walked The Camino de Santiago, a 900km trek across France and Spain and met some amazing people.
This was a nice transition from work life to, well… just living life and the freedom to travel unrestricted.
April 2019 I purchased a 4WD and started travelling around Queensland and NSW collecting experiences for my travel blog and social media accounts.
Sept 2019 I finally started becoming a local and international Artist, my life long dream. My photography is now a source for my animal and landscape paintings.
2020 The year I embraced lockdown and created some amazing works for my first virtual Exhibition Beaks, Claws & Paws.
Mar – May 2021 First real exhibition “Beach to Bush” @ Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough.
Jul – Oct 2021 exhibition of 5 works @ ArtPlus Gallery Bundaberg.
2021 – 2022 I’m the resident artist at Possum Park, Kowguran (Miles) Queensland where I have a collection of originals and prints in the foyer of Possum Cottage Gallery and shop.
Sept – Oct 2022 My next major exhibition “Western Downs Characteristics” @ John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery, Miles, QLD