Roger Sutcliffe, SCA, OSA
Painter and Printmaker



Artistic Statement:

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 painter and printmaker and an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and the Society of Canadian Artists. He is a member of the Ottawa Gatineau Print Connective. Roger has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Ottawa School of Art, and completed several workshops in painting and printmaking at Haliburton School of Art and Design. 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 150 exhibitions and printmaking has been exhibited in Canada, USA, Spain, England, France, and Poland. His painting (2020-2021) and printmaking (2022-2023) have been included in the Art à la Carte exhibitions at the Ontario Legislative Assembly, Queen’s Park. He was awarded Ontario Arts Council exhibition grants from 2020 to 2022.

Roger’s recent printmaking has received recognition being invited to participate in Unique Impressions, International Monoprint & Monotype Invitational 2022, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA, and being exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Stone School Gallery, Portage-du-Fort, Quebec, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, and John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville (2023). In the last two years his painting and printing has been juried into exhibitions at Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, and Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, USA, Orillia Museum of Art and History, and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Suites, Queen’s Park.

While focused on his own artistic creativity, Roger served artists in Ontario being on the OSA Executive Council, and as Eastern Hub Director. He was exhibition chair for Ambient Landscapes 150th Anniversary of the OSA exhibition at the Art Gallery of Northumberland (2022), and on the curatorial committee for the 150th OSA Anniversary Exhibition, at the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Suites, Queen’s Park, Toronto (2022-23). He was the organizer for the Eastern Hub OSA - Agnes Jamieson Gallery Exhibition, Minden, 2023. In 2022 Roger was awarded the 2022 OSA’s Eleanor Besen Award.

He has work included in the Ottawa Art Gallery Galerie Annex, and is represented by Galerie W, (20 Allée De Hambourg, Porte B, Suite 220 (Ergon), Gatineau, Quebec).