To mark the New Year I have painted “Big Ben” – all eyes will be on the clock face of Elizabeth Tower and the bells chime in the New Year tonight. Happy New Year!
Roger’s Brick Lane painting was sold last night following an exciting auction by Sotherby’s. Grouped with Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers’ works as the climax to the event, Roger’s painting achieved the top price of the evening for the second year running. The auction and exhibition were held at the Granary, Central St. Martins, Kings Cross.
After Holborn Circus in London’s West End last year, this year Article 25 asked me to paint Brick Lane: my contribution to their 10×10 “drawing the city” fund-raising event, this time in the East End.
What a great subject! Full of colour, smells and music, the place buzzes with life on a Sunday afternoon. The spicy rich complexity of the food is echoed by the strong red weathered brickwork.
As well as acrylic paint and black ink I have incorporated collage into the image: the cover and some pages from Monica Ali’s book “Brick Lane”; some menus and tickets from the area; some wooden cutlery from the market; a palette knife broken in making the picture and a blade – representing the sharp edginess of the place.
For details of the exhibition and auction in November 2013
A selection of Roger’s work will be exhibited at Sevenoaks School on 21/22 September 2013: part of the Kent Painters’ Group Annual Exhibition.
The work on display and available for purchase (part of proceeds go to local charities) includes this vibrant representation of the colour, heat and reflections of Venice’s Grand Canal.
For more information see www.kentpaintersgroup.co.uk
Lots of visitors and paintings selling well through Open Studio.
Last weekend 22/23 June.
Roger’s studio will be open in June, as part of the South East Open Studios: www.seos-art.org
This is an opportunity to view his latest work, and to buy original paintings.
Where: 7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UN.
When: 8/9 June, 15/16 June, 22/23 June.
Opening times: 11am – 5pm.
Directions: On A225, just north of Sevenoaks Centre, turn into Avenue Road. This meets Holly Bush Lane: turn left. 7a is directly opposite Walthamstow Hall School.
Contact email: email@example.com
Payment: by cash or cheque.
For sale: various framed and unframed paintings prices from £25 – £400.
Roger’s studio will be open as part of the “South East Open Studios”.
Opening times: 11.00am – 5.00 pm, on the following weekends:
8 and 9 June; 15 and 16 June; 22 and 23 June.
Location: 7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UN. Directly opposite Walthamstow Hall School.
For refreshments and to see more of Roger’s work, visit Rafferty’s, also on Holly Bush Lane.
Roger was commissioned by Urban Design London to provide artwork for the front and back covers of its events programme for 2013/2014.
Roger has been selected by the Kent Painters’ Group to exhibit at its 23rd annual exhibition. This will be held on 21-22 September at Sevenoaks School.
Roger has signed up for the first time to open his studio in June 2013 as part of the South East Open Studios. More details to follow of opening times and art on display/for sale….
Roger’s painting of the High Street, Sevenoaks, features on the cover of the new publication “Sevenoaks, An Historical Dictionary”, a popular Christmas present for residents of the town. Limited edition prints of the image are available at £120.
Roger’s paintings of Sevenoaks were displayed in St Nicholas Church on 26 November at the launch of the new book “Sevenoaks: An Historical Dictionary”.
For larger versions of the images please refer to the Sevenoaks section of the Gallery.