Painting for charity auction

Poppies at the Tower – a painting of the installation at the Tower of London which caught the imagination of the public in the period leading up to 11 November – is complete and has been delivered to Cancer Research UK.  It will be auctioned at the “Emeralds and Ivy” charity ball on behalf of the Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Research UK on 6 December.

This painting illustrates the poppies installed at the Tower of London “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” by Paul Cummins. The Tower is portrayed as a cold backdrop to the warmth of the poppies and its representation incorporates newspaper cuttings from Monday 29 June 1914 announcing the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the backdrop to the First World War.

Kent Painters Group

The Kent Painters Group 24th Annual Exhibition is at Sevenoaks School this weekend.  On 31 October, 6.30 – 9.00 pm come and meet the artists.  on 1 and 2 November the exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm.  Free entry.  See you there!  I have various framed paintings for sale: images of The Vine, Bessels Green, and Ightham Mote.

Painting for auction by Article 25

This year, Article 25’s 10×10 is centred on the River Thames and The Shard.  I was assigned square C3, on the North Bank, directly opposite The Globe.  In fact, I soon decided that the best thing about my square was the view of the opposite bank, including Tate Modern, The Globe, Southwark Cathedral, and the lively River frontage.  By contrast the North Bank, which is part of the City, is altogether more serious.

I spent several hours exploring, gathering bits of tickets, leaflets and newspapers which I have used as collage and integrated into the painting.

Together with 99 other works by artists and architects the painting will go on display and be auction at The Shard.  All funds go to Article 25 for its fantastic work.  Last two years my paintings have each raised £3000 – here’s hoping someone likes this one just as much!

View from Cannon Street south towards The Globe, Tate Modern, etc

Don’t miss South East Open Studios!

As part of the South East Open Studios I will be opening my studio and you are very welcome to call in see my current work.

Where:  7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks

When:  7/8 June; 14 June; 21/22 June 2014

Opening times:  11.00am – 5.00 pm

Detail of “Borough Market” for sale at Open Studio


South East Open Studios

My studio is open in June, part of the South East Open Studios, and “Sevenoaks High Street” will be showing at The Kaleidoscope, Sevenoaks.


Where: 7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks
When: 7/8 June; 14 June; 21/22
Opening times: 11am – 5 pm
Contact telephone: 01732 464853
Contact email:

South East Open Studios 2014 flyer

James Middleton-Stewart memorial painting

In memory of James Middleton-Stewart, ADP Partner who very sadly passed away last year, I have done a painting (see attached) which tries to capture a fund-raising cycle trail that the practice has organised.  A team of cyclists will be cycling from ADP studio-to-studio: beginning in James’ home town Sherborne, on to London, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester and finishing seven days later in Newcastle.  I am doing the London to Oxford leg on Bank Holiday Monday 26 May.


My painting will be auctioned, and all the fund-raising is towards the Marudyan Society.  James was instrumental in establishing links with this organisation which provides education to needy children in Gurguan, India.  Our aim is to raise £15,000 – enough to build a school for 150 children.

If you would like to support this worthy cause please go to:

For details of the painting auction please visit the ADP blog:





Brick Lane painting sold for £3000

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.


Brick Lane for Article 25

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

Brick Lane for 10x10
Brick Lane for Article 25’s fund raising event in October/November 2013 – focus this year on London’s East End.



Kent Painters’ Group Annual Exhibition 2013

Grand Canal, Venice (1)

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

South East Open Studios: Roger’s studio open in June!

Roger’s studio will be open in June, as part of the South East Open Studios:

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:

Payment: by cash or cheque.

For sale: various framed and unframed paintings prices from £25 – £400.

SEOS 2013 samples