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I am inspired in my practice to explore innovative processes and create abstract images that allow me freedom to respond to ideas that stimulate, or engage my curiosity. Responding to my environment and immersion in the material process of making objects, leads to an intense focus concentrating on using one, or a combination processes throughout a series, and with one line of inquiry leading to another. My work has been described as being rooted in abstract expressionism and colour-field painting, and invite the viewer to interact with the creations to solicit their own visual experience and emotional response.
Roger Sutcliffe is a Nepean-based artist who has painted for a number of years in oils and acrylics and is also a printmaker. He has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Ottawa School of Art, and completed several workshops in painting and printmaking at Haliburton College of Art and Design. In November 2018 he was elected to membership in the Ontario Society of Artists, and in April 2019 became an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
He received the David and Nicole Henderson Fine Arts Award (2016), the Ted Marshall Memorial Award (2017), and the Ottawa Mixed Media Award (2018), and at Selections 2018 a juried exhibition of The Arts Network Ottawa (formally AOE Arts Council), received the Juror's Choice Award for his abstract painting Cubic Gyrations. Since 2013, his work has been included in over 10 solo exhibitions and over 60 juried, group, and touring exhibitions. His paintings were included in Progressions exhibits at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg. Roger’s electro-etchings were juried into international miniature print exhibitions in Canada, USA, Spain, England, and France.
Roger’s paintings were selected by jury for 2019-2020 for the Ottawa Art Gallery Galerie Annexe. His work is in private collections across Canada and in England, Holland, and Germany.