South East Open Studio 15 and 16 June

The Vine Cricket Ground, Sevenoaks, one of the oldest in the country.

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

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.

The southern portion of the High Street has the oldest buildings, enhanced by the enticing curve of the street.

Some of these have been included in the new publication “Sevenoaks: A Remarkable Town” by Elizabeth Purves, Geraldine Tucker and Keith Wade (2019).

The Red House: famous because Jane Austen stayed here with her great uncle – and considered the finest house on the High Street in Sevenoaks

ADP Art Challenge

One of seven paintings to be auctioned for charity

Painting is a hobby: my working life is devoted, as Chairman, to ADP, 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.

One of seven paintings to be auctioned for charity


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.

See and exhibitions/

Original artwork Guggenheim Museum (acrylic, ink and collage).

Paintings from “Buildings of New York”

Many of Roger’s paintings from “Buildings of New York” are available to purchase.   See the catalogue and email if any are of interest to you.

New York Paintings Catalogue update 20 Nov 2017



Welcome to Roger’s online gallery.

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.

Times Square, from “Buildings of New York”

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.

Shad Thames



Kent Painters’ Group Annual Exhibition 27-27 October, Sevenoaks

A selection of Roger’s work will be exhibited at the Kent Painters’ Group 23rd Annual Exhibition on 27 – 29 October at Sevenoaks School.  For more information visit


As a practising architect, Roger sees painting as a complementary activity, in which both his art and architecture benefit.  The process of observing a place and recording it through drawing and painting brings greater understanding of how that place was made and has evolved; its material, colour and texture.  Equally, the painting and drawing themselves benefit from knowledge of how buildings are made, and how landscape is shaped over time.

Queensboro Bridge 


To get in contact, and to enquire about buying originals or prints of Roger’s work, please email