Painted as a Christmas card with proceeds going to charity, this painting incorporates collage from the order of service from the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, always broadcast on Christmas Eve.
Due to Covid-19 all South East Open Studios have been cancelled, which is a great shame given all the preparation involved and the enjoyment of welcoming visitors to the studio.
Reflecting the need to focus on our local environment, I have marked the pandemic with a new painting of my home town, Sevenoaks, and featuring a selection of its architectural highlights (full image above; detail below).
This is available as a limited edition print at £50 (unframed, overall 610mm H x 410mm W; image size 500mm H x 330mm W). Copies can be collected from our house in Sevenoaks.
If you would like to buy one please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coningsby Gallery, in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, is devoted to the Society of Artists in Architecture’s Annual Exhibition all this week:
I am displaying two originals from my “Buildings of London” publication. For some background on this, here’s another chance to listen to my BBC interview with Robert Elms:
The KPG Annual Art Exhibition and Sale takes place this weekend, at Sevenoaks School. Over the past 28 years the KPG has raised more than £300,000 for mental health charities in Kent.
I am exhibiting and selling five paintings/limited edition prints, including the one above.
10×10 Drawing the City: Isle of Dogs, for Article 25
Article 25 is an architecture charity committed to providing shelter and housing to those most in need of this basic human right (Article 25 of the UN’s Universal Declaration). It has worked on 90 projects in 34 countries.
It’s premier fund-raising event is to exhibit and auction 100 paintings inspired by a location in London. An abstracted 10×10 grid is superimposed over a location: this year it was the Isle of Dogs, and I was fortunate enough to be given a square positioned on Greenwich Hill. From here, there is a fantastic panoramic view taking-in Queen’s House by Indigo Jones, the rest of the National Maritime Museum, and the modern offices of Canary Wharf in the background.
The painting will be exhibited at the RIBA and sold at the auction on Monday 18 November. Hopefully someone will like it, and all the money raised goes to Article 25.
As part of the South East Open Studios, I will be opening my gallery from 2-5 pm on 15 and 16 June 2019. Further details at http://www.seos-art.org
The exhibition will include original paintings from my book “Buildings of New York” and also paintings and prints of a few new images of Sevenoaks.
Some of these have been included in the new publication “Sevenoaks: A Remarkable Town” by Elizabeth Purves, Geraldine Tucker and Keith Wade (2019).
Painting is a hobby: my working life is devoted, as Chairman, to ADP http://www.adp-architecture.com, one of the largest practices in the country. A few months ago I reflected on how architects today spend most of their lives in front of a computer. I wanted to find out whether a talent – or even an interest – for painting, drawing or other artistic expressions still exists amongst our 100+ staff.
I was pleased to find that there is both enthusiasm and latent talent, and we are exhibiting our creations in Edinburgh as part of the Festival and in Birmingham. All the artwork is available to bid for, on line, at:
Here you can see all the artwork created by my colleagues at ADP. The auction closes at 8pm on 6 September. All the money raised will go to The Marudyan Society, which provides education to children living below the poverty line in India, and to Macmillan.
I have contributed paintings inspired by where our seven studios are located. Here I have selected my personal favourites: Newcastle, Edinburgh and Oxford.
The Grierson Gallery in Sevenoaks opens a new exhibition tomorrow (10 February 18) and a third is devoted to my paintings of New York. All original artwork is for sale, and copies of my book “Buildings of New York” are available at a special exhibition discount.
Original artwork Guggenheim Museum (acrylic, ink and collage).
Many of Roger’s paintings from “Buildings of New York” are available to purchase. See the catalogue and email email@example.com if any are of interest to you.