Roger’s working career was as a teacher of English. Directing school drama productions, he found particular pleasure in set designing and decoration.
In retirement, after a lifelong appreciation for architecture, colour and design, he began painting with acrylics in 2000. He studied at Forum Art under Nikola Bjelajac 2000-2003; Dan Gregg – 2004 and Michelle St. Hilaire – 2015.
Roger has explored intermittently various subjects and styles from realism to impressionism to abstraction in his home studios in Winnipeg and at Victoria Beach.
More than a pastime, painting has become a part of who he is, part of the world he lives and move in. Art galleries have become must–see destinations in all his travels.
Art is a lens through which to see and appreciate the world and it is, for him, a way to communicate his own experience of it. His paintings offer opportunities to share his enjoyment of design and color and are vehicles for sharing observations on nature, society, and life itself.
The Boreal Forest and Lake Winnipeg provide inspiration both by offering beautiful natural settings as subject matter, and by eliciting emotional responses to be shared with others.
Roger has shown and sold work at in-home art shows, at Forum Art Student Exhibitions, and at the Wayne Arthur Gallery and on the Boreal Shores Art Tour.
When the artist enjoys his work, it is likely that the viewer will too.
Visit his studio and share in a sense of wonder at the great beauty and complexity of our world and the challenges facing it.