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.
Canary Wharf from Greenwich Hill
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.
South East Open Studio 15 and 16 June
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).
ADP Art Challenge
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.
New York comes to Sevenoaks High Street
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.
Home page: Manhattan skyline with Statue of Liberty.
This and images below from “Buildings of London” (2016) and “Buildings of New York” (2017).
“Buildings of New York”
Following the publication of “Buildings of London” in 2016, Roger is now working on “Buildings of New York” to be published in autumn this year.
Just like the book on London, Roger combines the great set-piece architectural statements with lesser-known parts of New York, and his personal observations sit alongside his distinctive paintings.
Buildings of London
Roger’s latest book, “Buildings of London” (Artifice): published 2016. This is a personal selection of both famous and lesser-known buildings and places. The paintings, in acrylic paint, black ink and collage, are combined with brief analytical text. The book is available through bookshops and Amazon.