I am inspired by subject matter that allows me to investigate the classical qualities of composition, structure, texture and the contrast of light and shade. This has influenced my approach to painting throughout my career from the decorative and symbolic surrealism of the 1970s and 80s to the more recent realist landscape studies. The passage of time fascinates me. I am particularly intrigued by the apparent permanence of mountainous landscape and the obvious impermanence of human impact on the land seen in the slow deterioration of man made structures such as buildings.
My latest work looks at the 1st World War and the war poets, particularly Wilfred Owen.
Works can currently be seen at GALLERY Q in DUNDEE.
Born in Kirkcaldy. Now based in Montrose. Rodger graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1971 and has continued to paint and exhibit ever since. He was a 1st Prizewinner in the prestigious Pernod Scottish Painting Competition in 1974. More recently a prizewinner at MEFFAN WINTER EXHIBITION 2017. Rodger has exhibited and sold at the annual RSA and RSW exhibitions. Solo/2 man shows have included Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Torrance Galley Edinburgh 1976, 1990 and 2016, Tolquhon Gallery, Dundee University Botanic Gardens Gallery 2014, Aberdeen Arts Centre 1986 and more recently exhibiting at Resipole Studios, Acharacle, Orchar Gallery, Dundee and Gallery Q, Dundee
Commissions undertaken. Commissions include British Petroleum (BP).
Enquiries from Galleries welcome.
Further work can be seen at rodgerinsh.com