Geoffrey Elliott was born in Derbyshire in the in 1935. He studied at Derby and Brighton Colleges of Art, and taught in both Brighton and Wolverhampton Colleges of Art , won an Italian Government Travelling Scholarship and emigrated to Australia in 1983. He has his own sea side studio in Cleveland , close to Brisbane , Australia . Geoffrey Elliott has travelled and worked in the U.K., Australia , U.S.A, Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Bali and Sri Lanka. . He has work in collections in the UK including Tate, British Council, regional art galleries, libraries, schools and in national and international corporate collections. He was commissioned to two large murals for public areas in SE Queensland , and six large panels for Rosehill Racecource in Sydney.
Of his own work Elliott has said: 'I am happiest painting in the landscape , or in my studio on studies done from nature. I try to capture the spirit of place, the very essence of its being. When painting I become part of the subject , birds and animals come close to me - without fear, behaving as it must have been at the beginning of time.'