Originally from Nashville, Roger now resides in Franklin Tennessee.  Avid about traveling he is compelled to explore regions and subjects that capture his interest. Roger has made it his life’s study to gather and understand information from these special places. This expands his knowledge of nature, history, architecture and culture which inspires him to create his poignant oil paintings. 

Crediting historical artists, such as John Carlson, Arthur Streeton, Isaac Levitan and John Singer Sargent for their example. Roger has developed his own unique voice in his art and believes that a painting on location, or from life, is an essential element to being an artist. Roger captures the emotion of the scene he is painting by drawing on his knowledge and his dedication to art.

“Art is a privilege, gift and journey.”

Roger's oil paintings have been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the United States and have won many awards which include: First Place in the Barnes and Farms National Juried Art Show, Museum Purchase Award and third place at the Easton Plein Air Competition as well as the Gold Medal Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association. His work has also been accepted in Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibitions, and he was accepted into the Art Renewal Center as a Living Master. He was also a finalist In the ARC Salon and won Artist choice award at the 2013 American Impressionist Society National Show. Roger has been published by: International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Plein-Air Magazine and the Artist Magazine. His works are owned by private collectors across the country and include many well-known celebrities and major corporations.

Roger shares his knowledge, teaching workshops throughout the country. He believes in capturing the essence of his subjects and instills this in his students whether teaching on location, figurative, studio or still life.

Roger also has been honored to jury several competitions for Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society, along with, judging and jurying plein air competitions across the country.

“To capture the essence of the scene, making the viewer feel they can step into a different day, and understand the mood, and beauty of that day is my goal.”

-Awarded Master Status - Oil Painters of America
-Key Note Speaker - Plein Air South

-Judge - En Plein Air Texas
-One Man Show - Leipers Creek Gallery, Leipers Fork, TN
-American Masters Show - Salmagundi Club
-American Society of Marine Painters - Signature Status
-OPA National - Plein-Air Awards Judge

-ARC Master Status
-International ARC Salon - Finalist Award
-All Nashville Show - Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN
-Two Man Show - Haynes Galleries, Thomaston, Maine
-One Man Show - Travis Gallery, Doylestown, PA
-One Man Show - Beverly McNeal Gallery, Birmingham, AL
-One Man Show - Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC
-Judge & Juror - New Iberia Plein Air Festival
-Juror - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
-Juror - En Plein Air Texas
-Published - “A Passion for Painting” book

-Oil Painters of America National
-Plein Air Convention - Featured Speaker/Demo
-Greenbrier Invitational
-Produced instructional DVD
-International ARC Salon - Finalist Award
-Salmugundi Club Members Show - Third Place

-American Impressionist Society, Nation Juried Exhibition
-Oil Painters of America Eastern
-Regional Exhibition & National Exhibition - Demo
-American Masters of Today
-Chinese Cultural Exchange Program
-International ARC Salon- Finalist Award

-American Impressionist Society, Nation Juried Exhibition - Artist Choice & Honorable Mention  Awards
-Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition
-Salon International, International Juried Exhibition
-American Masters of Today

-American Impressionist Society, Nation Juried Exhibition
-Artist for the New Century, The Bennington, Bennington, VT
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival - Second Place Award
-Plein Air Easton

-Oil Painters of America national Juried Exhibition
-Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery
-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Plein Air Easton
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival – Third Place Award
-Let There Be Art, Columbus Museum

-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Telluride Plein Air Competition
-Plein Air Easton
-Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival

-Plein Air Easton, Honorable Mention
-Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
-Oil Painters of America, National Show

-Artist Choice Award Estes Park Plein  Air Festival
-Purchase Award, Avalon Museum, Easton Maryland
-Third Place Plein Air Easton
-First Place Barnes and Farms Competition, Barnsite Gallery
-One man Show, Lyons View Gallery

-Featured Artist Huntsville Museum of Art Gala
-One man show, Richland Fine Art
-Third Place Quick Draw Estes Park Plein Air Festival

-Gold Medal Winner Hudson Valley Art Association
-OPA Signature member

-Honorable Mention Easton Plein air competition
-One man show Hanson gallery
-National Arts Club

-Best of Show 39th Annual Central South Juried Art Show

-Honorable Mention 38th Annual Central South Juried Art Show 2003, 2004, 2006
-Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

-Two man show Shain Gallery

Images of the South

Notable Private, Corporate, Museum Collectors:
Tennessee State Museum
Huntsville Museum of Art
Academy Art Museum


Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE) past-president, http://pap-se.com/

Cumberland Society of Painters, http://cumberlandsocietyofpainters.org/

California Art Club, www.californiaartclub.com

Oil Painters of America, Master Signature Member, oilpaintersofamerica.com

American Impressionist Society - Signature Member, www.americanimpressionistsociety.com

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), www.lpapa.org

Art Renewal Center - Associate Living Master, https://www.artrenewal.org/

Salmagundi Club, http://www.salmagundi.org

Portrait Society of America, http://www.portraitsociety.org

American Society of Marine Artist - Signature Member, https://americansocietyofmarineartists.com/