Raised in Southern Africa, (Zimbabwe), and then transplanted to the United States as a teenager; Roger has learned to straddle dynamically different worlds and cultures.

            He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and continued his studies in painting at the Art Students League in New York City where he studied the Frank Reilly method of painting with Jack Faragasso.

Rogers paints in a representational manner and his subject matter tends to be upbeat as opposed to grotesque or morbid.

            Each painting is built on a foundation of classical training and years of practice. To Roger, imbuing life into a blank canvas or sheet of paper is a seminal process of creation and purpose. Currently, Roger teaches Studio Art at a public high school in Santa Ana.

 

Juried Shows:

2012 – LPAPA – Laguna Beach

2012 – Randy Higbee Gallery

2013 – Bistango Gallery – Irvine

2013 – Art institute – Costa Mesa

2013 – City Hall -Laguna Beach

2013 – OC Fair – Costa Mesa

2013 – Museo – Aneheim

2013 – Randy Higbee Gallery

2014 – CAP Exhibit– Laguna Beach

2014 – Randy Higbee Gallery

2014 – OCCCA Gallery – Santa Ana

2014 – Coastline College – Newport Beach

2014 – OC Fair – Costa Mesa

2016 - Las Lagunas Gallery - Laguna Beach

Solo Shows:

2012 – Solo Show - Laguna Hills Community Gallery

2013 – Solo Show- Art institute – Costa Mesa