Rod McRiven (AKA Rivenrod)



Rod McRiven (AKA Rivenrod) is an artist and author.

Rivenrod stands for integrity & humanity against the shameless excesses of the 21st Century. Immersed in Realpolitik he is carelessly un-PC yet diplomatically forthright: shabby yet chic: a liver of many lives.


Born in Berkshire | School in Dorset & Berkshire | College in Somerset | University in London | Explored Europe, North Africa, Malaysia, South America | Worked in Advertising | Grew children | Moved & shook in global corporations | Escaped the lunacy | Artist & Author

My Alpha interests are: Art history because Art and Artists provide a true documentary of how the human race has ended up where we are and potentially where we’re going: the written word because without the process of thinking, on paper, we would have nothing of any worth to say: philosophy, because at least by a systematic exploration of the human condition I can begin to explain the faces I see in carpets and hedgerows.

The preservation of ancient and contemporary nomadic cultures and traditions.

I have also enjoyed a lifelong obsession with the many ways in which eggs and tomatoes can be used as tools of persuasion against those whose egos have invariably outgrown their diminutive capabilities.

A recent preoccupation has been developing strategies for pissing off public figures who love themselves so very much they are blind to the fact they talk shit and fart through their ears. You know who you are! You will, one day, be accountable.


Picture: A portrait of the artist as a young man by Cinders McLeod circa 1979


    1. Hi there Mr HutOwner, thank you very much for visiting my website. I’m sorry to say that I don’t take part in Blogger Awards but I really appreciate your kind offer. All the best,



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