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.
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
2012 – Solo Show - Laguna Hills Community Gallery
2013 – Solo Show- Art institute – Costa Mesa