ABOUT THE ARTIST
Life is Art. Nature, the mind, dreams and visions, the entire spectrum of Life, can be represented through the movement of the brush on the canvas… an exquisite play of form and formlessness. I desire to express a moment of this wondrous creation in my work.
~ Roger G. Hatton
Roger was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He has lived in many countries including France, Africa, and England, where he attended Wimbledon College of Art for Graphic Design. While in London, he worked as picture framer – including carving and gold-leafing custom frames. The city of Bordeaux, France, was a very inspiring place for him where he learned the métier of art restoration. He speaks fluent French.
Roger has been inspired and surrounded by creative people throughout his life who have in some degree influenced the variety of his subject matter.
Wimbledon School of Art Graphic Design, London, England
Green & Stone of Chelsea Picture framing, frame sculpting, gold leafing, London,England
Atelier Beauchamp Fine Art restoration (including paintings, ceramics), picture framing, furniture antiquing, Bordeaux, France
Art Center Palisades Picture framing, Pacific Palisades, California
Royal Academy of Arts Member, London, England
Mall Galleries Member, London, England
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS
2019 Society of Botanical Artists SBA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, England
2018 Royal Society of Marine Artists RSMA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, England
2017 Royal Society of Marine Artists RSMA Annual Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London, England
2016 International Artist Magazine Challenge #93, Florals & Gardens, magazine #109, June/July issue, Finalist
TAG Gallery CA Open Exhibition, Santa Monica, California
2015 Royal Academy of Arts Shortlisted by 2 out of 3 jury committees, London, England, Summer Exhibition
2011 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show “Orchids 66” Orchid Art Show, Santa Barbara, California, Second Place
Fra Angelico, William Holman Hunt, The Pre-Raphaelites, Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, J. W. Waterhouse, Edgar Degas, J. M. W. Turner, Sergei Bongart, David A. Leffel, Richard Schmid...
I paint the poem and the song of Thy Glory...