Roger Alderman's work is defined by the expressive power of paint through the use of brilliant color and bold paint application with palette knives. Working in oil paint, Roger creates a modern and contemporary vision of the American Southwest.
"My work is about expressing the energy and spirit I sense in the landscape. Much of my work is painted and completed on location en plein air. In the studio, I push large themes such as trees, water, rocks and canyons into a series of contemporary paintings. Abstracting the shape and color provides a glance at what could be present and stirs the possibilities inherent in all of us. A Native American friend once said to me, 'that to Native Peoples, everything has a spirit, the air we breathe, trees, animals-even rocks', when she commented on seeing the shape of a bear in the rocks I had painted. If I have done my job as an artist with light, color and form, and you can see the bear in the rocks, or you are moved by the spirit and beauty of the landscape, then we are speaking the same language".
Roger studied Industrial Design and Fine Art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He has studied studio art at the Pima Community College, the Tucson Museum of Art School, and The Drawing Studio, in Tucson, Arizona. He has developed is own unique painting style through years of painting and drawing. Known for his bold use of color and expressive palette knife work, Roger continues to excite his growing list of collectors with his signature painting style.
Roger is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America, Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society, Artist Member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and a member of the Friends of Western Art. He is an Signature Member and the past President 2004-2006 of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.
Roger's paintings have been in many national and regional shows, including the American Impressionist Societys Annual 2009 show, the Oil Painters of America Western Regional, 2006, and the Plein Air New Mexico Invitational 2005, which resulted in his work being published in the hardcover book, Plein Air New Mexico, 2006, of the Jack Richeson Fine Art Series. He has won numerous awards for his paintings including the American Artist Magazine Competition for Landscape. His work is widely collected and is in many private and corporate collections.
2011 Ventana Medical Systems, Painters of the American West, Tucson, AZ
2011 Northern Trust Bank, Empire 100 Annual Juried Show, Tucson, AZ
2010 Mountain Oyster Club, Annual Art Show, Tucson, AZ
2010 Jane Hamilton Fine Art, Two Person Show, Tucson AZ
2010 Phoenix Airport Museum, Landscape Underfoot, Phoenix, AZ
2010 American Impressionist Society, Annual Juried Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
2009 Western Resource Advocates, Featured Annual Report Artist, Boulder, CO
2009 Mountain Oyster Club, Empire Ranch Painting Demonstration, Tucson, AZ
2008 Northern Trust Bank, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Artist Members Show.
2007 Tohono Chul Park, Featured Artist of the Month, Tucson, AZ
2006 OPA Western Regional Exhibition, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA
2006 Tohono Chul Park, Visions of the Land, Tucson, AZ
2006 Tucson Museum of Art, Ready Set D'Art, Invited Artist, Tucson, AZ
2006 Northern Trust Bank, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Tucson, AZ
2005 Plein Air New Mexico Invitational, Ventana Fine Art, Sante Fe, NM
2005 Arizona Historical Society, Legends and Legacies, Invited Artist, Tucson, AZ
2005 Mission Gallery, Plein Air New Mexico, Grants, NM
2005 Karin Newby Gallery, Featured Artist, Tubac, NM
2008 Western Resource Advocates, Annual Report Cover, Featured Artist, Boulder, CO.
2006 Plein Air New Mexico, Volume One, Fine Art Series, Jack Richeson and CO.
2005 Plein Air Magazine, May Issue, En Couleur
1990 American Artist Magazine, October Issue, Landscape Competion Winner Statement
AWARDS & HONORS
2011 Second Place, Painters of the American West Showcase, TPAPS, Tucson, AZ
2010 Top FAV 15% National Boldbrush Painting Competion, November
2007 First Place, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Annual Quick Draw
2005-2004 First Place Minatures, Karin Newby Gallery, Little Treasures Invitational
1990 Winner, Landscape Competion, October Issue
Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson and Scottsdale, AZ
Metamorphosis Gallery, Patagonia, AZ
The Ohio State University, Painting and Industrial Design
The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ
Pima College, Studio painting, Tucson, AZ
Workshops with, Ken Auster, Phil Starke, Josh Goldberg, Ned Mueller
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
American Impressionist Society, Associate Member
Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Signature Member
Friends of Western Art