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Ultimately, I am inspired by the processes and end results of creating works of art. My earliest paintings were in oils and essentially realistic. After switching to acrylic media, my painting over the last four years has evolved to abstract. Inspired by Anthony Whishaw, I frequently work simultaneously on different kinds of works so that groups of subject matter co-exist, growing and changing over time. They reflect my increasing interest in design and colour theory and the interplay of the key elements of line, shape, colour and value, and capture my response to my physical, intellectual and emotional environment. Although, I had experimented through the years with a range of styles and materials, the use and interplay of colour, surface and light have always been present.
Roger Sutcliffe is a Nepean-based artist who has painted for a number of years in oils and acrylics. He has completed credit courses and workshops at Ottawa School of Art and Fleming College (Haliburton Campus).
He received the David and Nicole Henderson Fine Arts Award (2016) and the Ted Marshall Memorial Award (2017).
Roger has had solo shows in Chelsea PQ (2013), Toronto ON (2015), Ottawa (2016, 2017), and Montreal (2017), and participated in over 30 juried and group shows over the last 4 years, and had works included in the Progressions 3, 4 and 6 exhibits at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg.
A recurring theme in his work is that he strives to capture the impact of the subject, allowing the viewer to share his feelings and experiences. Encouraged by John Leonard RCA, his influences include inspiration from artists such as Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, Lyonel Feininger, Anthony Whishaw and Bill Jacklin.