Roger’s family is pleased to announce the opening of “Buildings of Kent”: an exhibition of his final paintings, and the launch of his new book bearing the same name.
Head to Grierson Galleries in Cranbrook from today, 17 September 2022, until 15 October to see 30 works, and for the opportunity to buy original pieces, limited edition prints, and books old and new by Roger.
This batch of paintings was made during the final 18 months of his life, while he underwent chemotherapy. Roger continued creating art with his usual steadfast determination.
They capture many beautiful scenes from across the county which he called home for nearly 30 years, from Knole House to the lighthouses of Dungeness.
Characterful streetscapes, seafronts and sturdy castles are all depicted in this beautiful showcase and accompanying book, priced at just £10.00.
All artist’s profits from sales of paintings, limited edition prints and books will be donated to the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK – which provided Roger, and us, so much support.
Please note that the exhibition is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays until 15 October. For more information, please head to the Grierson Galleries website here.
Features a number of Roger’s paintings, including the front cover.
This historical dictionary comprises 100 entries from local contributors on people, places, organisations, and themes which centre on the town of Sevenoaks. ‘What is the history of the Wildernesse estate? Who were the Lambardes? What did the town smell like 200 years ago? Where is Gallows Common? What was sold in the Shambles? When was Hartslands built? Where was silk made? What happened during the World Wars?’ These are a few subjects of inquiry in this new publication The 300-page book is a full colour production, and includes over 100 illustrations.
Limited number of signed new copies available at £18.00, plus postage and packaging. Cheaper copies can be obtained via Amazon.
Reviews of BUILDINGS OF BRITAIN
“Roger FitzGerald, a partner in the Architects Design Partnership, paints watercolours of architectural subjects in his spare time, andBloomsburypresents a generous selection of them in this attractive book. FitzGerald says his selection of subjects is ‘personal’ not scholarly, the intention being ‘to encourage the reader to look closely at places he or she knows or comes across’. At first glance he may seem to be touring John Piper territory, but his interests prove sufficiently eclectic for the inclusion of Ralph Erskine’s Byker Wall and, in a section on materials, the concrete terraces of the National Theatre and the tensile fabric roof of Schlumberger alongside the vernacular of timber, brick, flint and thatch.” – Architects’ Journal, 5 October 1995
“In precise and detailed watercolours the diversity of British architecture is celebrated, fromStonehengeto the Thames Barrier. Individual buildings, famous towns and cities, cathedrals and castles are pictured, as are our traditional materials – stone, thatch, timber and brick.” – Hatchards, Autumn and Winter selection 1995 and Christmas preview evening book signing, 1995