After I finished studying at TAFE for an Associate Diploma in fine arts, my arts career direction changed to computer mapping, a field I worked in from 1994 to 2017 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.
In 2017 I decided to have a life and career change, quitting my job and selling my house, for a life of adventure.
First traveling overseas I walked The Camino de Santiago, a 900km trek across Spain.
This was a nice transition from work life to, well… just life and freedom to travel unrestricted.
Now back in Australia I’m travelling around Queensland collecting experiences for my travel blog and social media accounts.
My photography, well that’s now been used as a source for my paintings and getting back to doing what I love..
2020 the year I embraced lockdown and created some amazing works for my March – April 2021 exhibition “Beach to Bush” @ Gatakers Art Space, Maryborough.