Todd, the son of professional artist Eric Whisson, was born in Brisbane in 1963.
Inevitably, Todd was immersed in the art world from childhood. Todd has progressed swiftly as a professional artist. He also had a business framing art works since 1980 until becoming a full-time artist in 2003.
Todd travelled extensively in Europe during 1985, sketching the landscape and visiting the art galleries where the French Impressionists fascinated him.
He has studied under such notable tutors as Kenneth Wenzel, Dale Marsh, Kasey Sealy and Robert Lovett. He also attended Robert Wilson’s Summer Art School in Bathurst in 1995. He has further developed his style by attending life-drawing classes with Peter Donnelly.
Todd thrives on painting outdoors and has become known for his landscapes and beachscapes.
In 1997, Todd was one of three guest artists at the Indooroopilly St. Peter’s Lutheran College Art Show. He sold seven paintings and gained one commission during the period of the show, the greatest success of any of the artists and a phenomenal result for this up and coming artist.
In 1998, Todd made the final list of applicants for the McGregor Summer School in the UK and he was also accepted for the Florence Academy of Art. At the McGregor Summer School in Toowoomba, Todd studied under the guidance of tutor Gary McNicol, spending a week drawing and painting figures and another week of landscapes.
The Redcliffe City Council and Pine Rivers Shire Council have purchased a number of Todd’s paintings for their permanent art collection.