For most of my artistic life I have been a figurative painter, depicting people and places, ironies and paradoxes. My training as a lithographic artist leading to a desire for depiction (sometimes at the expense of inspiration.). Whilst realism will always be my base, my comfort zone, I am now drawn towards the opportunities presented by elements of the local Breckland landscape, those rows of gnarled pines, spinneys of ash and birch, the conifers of Thetford forest. I enjoy deconstructing, reconstructing, looking for alternative ways of interpreting the information whilst holding on to the essential song that the idea is singing. Painting is a continuous process of discovery and self-discovery.
Gallery (click to view)
Studied at the City of Norwich School and Norwich School of Art, Roger was trained as a Lithographic Artist with Jarrolds, retiring from a career in publishing and printing in 1994 to concentrate on music and painting. Gaining first prize in the Eastern Open exhibition created impetus and interest from galleries. Success followed with acceptances a London’s Mall Galleries and other exhibitions. He is a founder-member of Breckland Artists.
Exhibitions in 2018
The old King’s Head, Brockdish, April
Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
Breckland Artist: Wymondham Arts Centre, July; St. Margaret’s Art Centre Norwich, May; Lincoln Hall, Hingham, November
Artworks, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, September
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