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.
Expanding on my photographic background to moving pictures I created a YouTube Chanel (Chris Osborne Adventures) in 2011. 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 to have a life and career change, by quitting my job.
April 2018 I wanted to be totally free and set myself up for a life full of adventure like I was reading about in nonfiction books on my daily train commute. So I quit my secure job of 17years and have never looked back.
June 2018 I traveled overseas and walked The Camino de Santiago, a 900km trek across France and Spain.
This was a nice transition from work life to, well… just life and freedom to travel unrestricted.
April 2019 I purchased a 4WD and started travelling around Queensland collecting experiences for my travel blog and social media accounts.
Sept 2019 I finally got back into what I once started out to become many years ago, an Artist. My photography is now a source for most of my animal and landscape paintings.
2020 The year I embraced lockdown and created some amazing works for my first virtual Exhibition Beaks, Claws & Paws.
2021 March – April 2021 exhibition “Beach to Bush” @ Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough.
2021 – Currently I’m the resident artist at Possum Park, Miles Queensland where I have a small gallery / shop in the foyer of my cottage.