Brendon Geyer spends his spare time with the likes of Peter Brock, Ned Kelly, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.
The DEUTZ Australia Diesel Mechanic builds custom designed “man cave” furniture, largely inspired by the images of famous icons.
Brendon’s Boggy Creek Studios decorates the quality, bespoke handcrafted pieces with airbrushed artwork.
Among its creations are a Peter Brock cooler, Jack Daniels cooler table and bar tables adorned with classic images of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Ned Kelly.
Brendon started his artistic sideline when friends and family kept asking him to make things for them. His customers range from grandparents to bikers.
“It has been a bit of a slog, but I’m happy with the way things are progressing,” he says. “I have painted every theme from fantasy, superhero and grotesque to pets and portraiture.”
At DEUTZ, Brendon directs his considerable energy into new engine modifications and ancillary component fitment for the New Engine Sales Department.
He liaises with the Spare Part Manager about new jobs, then collects the assigned engine, parts and ancillary components.
After carrying out the modifications, if required he’ll test run the engine and prep it for shipment and sign-off ‘job’.
Brendon loves the clean work environment and the fact it’s never dull or boring. “There’s always something new to tackle,” he says. “It’s also a great bunch of people to work with.”
Before joining DEUTZ in April 2018, Brendon spent 20 years working in the labour hire industry as a Diesel Fitter/Mechanical Fitter.
He has seen “too many changes to list”, mostly due to political issues that saw Australia’s manufacturing and vehicle Industries collapse.
Apart from his trade qualifications, Brendon has a Certificate 3 in micro business and completed a three-year part-time arts course in airbrushing.
On weekends he produces his “man cave” furniture and airbrushed artwork designs, which he displays at the Mornington Racecourse Market.
Brendon also channels his creativity into cars and has spent 10 years restoring a 1967 HR Holden, which he hopes to turn into a hotrod. “I’ve done bits and pieces to it over time,” he says.
You can see Brendon’s handiwork at: www.boggycreekstudios.com