BIOGRAPHY

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.  



EDUCATION

Wimbledon School of Art   Graphic Design, London, England


ARTIST’S HISTORY

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


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Royal Academy of Arts   Member, London, England

Mall Galleries   Member, London, England

Ventura County Potter’s Guild   Member Artist, Thousand Oaks, California


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 


INFLUENCES

Fra Angelico, William Holman Hunt, The Pre-Raphaelites, 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...