Quentin was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1961 and graduated from the South Australian College of Advanced Education ( now The University of South Australia ) with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and in 2020 he graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with an Associate Degree in Visual Art.
In 2017 he was awarded a Fellow of The Design Institute of Australia, FDIA. Quentin balances his time working as a design consultant and a visual artist. He has a studio in the Adelaide Hills and has been producing and exhibiting his sculpture regularly over the last decade.
Many of his works evolve from simple geometric patterns that can been found in nature and often utilise found objects particularly recycled timbers but he is equally competent working with metal and stone. He has a deep interest in environmental protection and conservation.
Quentin undertook a scholarship to study towards a Masters in Furniture Design at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, during the '90s. It was there that he fell in love with Australia’s unique and diverse range of native timbers and veneers. I He collected a unique range of rare timber veneers whilst in Tasmania.
More recently Quentin has got back into making marquetry boxes, such as these using a striking veneer called Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle. The unique black stripes are caused by fungal discolouration.