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In my work I am inspired to explore and create abstract images that allow me freedom of expression to respond to ideas that stimulate or engage my academic curiosity. I create works through acrylic painting and printmaking. These media allow reaction to the developing image using intuitive and multi-layered processes. I would like viewers to experience their own visual and emotional response to my work.
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.
Roger has had solo shows in Chelsea PQ (2013), Toronto ON (2015), Ottawa (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and Montreal (2017), and participated in over 50 juried and group shows, and had works included in the Progressions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 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. His approaches fits within the historical context of painters such as Ben Nicholson, Lyubov Popova, Anthony Whishaw, and Jack Bush and his printmaking is stimulated by his interest in painting and printmaking by artists such as Harold Town, Terry Winters, and Paul Huxley.