South East Open Studio

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

As part of South East Open Studios, my gallery will be open from 2-5 pm on 15 and 16 June.

The exhibition will focus on paintings produced for my book “Buildings of New York” and also feature some new images of Sevenoaks.

The top image is of The Vine: the first recorded game of cricket took place here in 1734.

The southern portion of the High Street has the oldest buildings, enhanced by the enticing curve of the street.
The West Front of Knole House
4 Vine Court Road, once home to Sevenoaks Prep School
Famous because Jane Austen stayed here with her great uncle – and considered the finest house on the High Street in Sevenoaks

The Sevenoaks Book

Edited by David Killingray and Elizabeth Purves.

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.

Copies now available from Sevenoaks Bookshop.