About

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee Roger is avid about traveling, studying, teaching, and competing in national painting competitions.  These experiences expand his knowledge of history, nature, and architecture, which inspire his oil paintings. 

Crediting historical master artists, such as John Carlson and Edgar Payne, Roger believes that "plein air" painting is an essential element to being a great artist.  He spends countless hours studying and painting on location, to continue to perfect seeing important nuances of a scene, a day, or an object. He considers this necessary to create a successful painting. Roger captures the emotion of the scene he is painting, by drawing on his knowledge of painting and his dedication to art.

Roger's oil paintings have been displayed in galleries throughout the United States and have won many awards which include: First Place in the Barnes and Farms National  

Juried Art Show, Museum Purchase Award and third place at the Easton Plein Air Competition, Best of Show at the Central South National Juried Show, as well as the Gold Medal Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association.  His work has also been accepted in the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, and Salon International. Roger has been published by: International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, and the Artist Magazine. His works are owned by private collectors across the country and include many well-known celebrities and major corporations.

Roger shares his knowledge, teaching workshops throughout the country. He believes in capturing the essence of his subjects and instills this in his students whether teaching plein air, figurative, studio or still life.

2013
-American Impressionist Society, Nation Juried Exhibition - Artist Choice & Honorable Mention  Awards
-Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition
-Salon International, International Juried Exhibition
-American Masters of Today

2012
-American Impressionist Society, Nation Juried Exhibition
-Artist for the New Century, The Bennington, Bennington, VT
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival - Second Place Award
-Plein Air Easton

2011
-Oil Painters of America national Juried Exhibition
-Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery
-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Plein Air Easton
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival – Third Place Award
-Let There Be Art, Columbus Museum

2010
-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Telluride Plein Air Competition
-Plein Air Easton
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival

2009
-Plein Air Easton, Honorable Mention
-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Oil Painters of America, National Show

2008
-Artist Choice Award Estes Park Plein  Air Festival
-Purchase Award, Avalon Museum, Easton Maryland
-Third Place Plein Air Easton
-First Place Barnes and Farms Competition, Barnsite Gallery
-One man Show, Lyons View Gallery

2007
-Featured Artist Huntsville Museum of Art Gala
-One man show, Richland Fine Art
-Third Place Quick Draw Estes Park Plein Air Festival

2006
-Gold Medal Winner Hudson Valley Art Association
-OPA Signature member

2005
-Honorable Mention Easton Plein air competition
-One man show Hanson gallery
-National Arts Club

2004
-Best of Show 39th Annual Central South Juried Art Show

2003
-Honorable Mention 38th Annual Central South Juried Art Show 2003, 2004, 2006
-Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2005-2010
-Two man show Shain Gallery


Books:
Images of the South

Notable Private, Corporate, Museum Collectors:
Tennessee State Museum
Huntsville Museum of Art
Academy Art Museum

Organizations

Plein Air Painters of the Southeast(PAP-SE) past-president, http://pap-se.com/

Cumberland Society of Painters, http://cumberlandsocietyofpainters.org/

California Art Club, www.californiaartclub.com

Oil Painters of America, Signature Member, oilpaintersofamerica.com

American Impressionist Society, www.americanimpressionistsociety.com

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), www.lpapa.org

Art Renewal Center, https://www.artrenewal.org/

Salmagundi Club, http://www.salmagundi.org

Portrait Society of America, http://www.portraitsociety.org