Geoff Sargeant was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1944 and studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and interior design at RMIT. He is a practising architect, concentrating on design, and is responsible for many buildings in Melbourne including Scienceworks Museum and the National Herbarium extensions at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Since 1991 Geoff has worked as a professional artist in the medium of colour pencil on fine papers, and has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1994. He is a member of the Australian Coloured Pencils Network, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and is a fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
Over the past 15 years he has received over 20 Awards for his work. He has won the Australian Artist Magazine Challenge and been a finalist twice. He has also been a finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Art Prize at the Museum of South Australia on 3 occasions – in 2013, 2011 and 2008.
In 2012 he won the prize for Best Drawing in the Mortimore Art Prize.