Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Roger Watt  Bio  ·  


The physical process of putting marks on paper with graphite is distinctly personal as it is a link to my dad who first instilled in me the pure joy of drawing. It has been an important part of my life ever since and, based on purposely-shot photography, my drawings increasingly explore the atmospheric effects of reflected light in everyday situations.




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Biography
Following a successful career in London and New York as an art director in international publishing, Roger relocated to Vancouver where he is focused on drawing . . . exhibiting and working in North America and Europe.


Education
1966-70    Watford School of Art, UK


Publications
2011    Emotions of Railway Art, Guild of Railway Artists, UK
2010    Artists Of British Columbia Volume 2, Leighdon Gallery, Vancouver
2010    International Contemporary Artists, In.Co. Artists, New York, USA
2010    International Railway Artists, Artbox, Japan
2006    The Art Book, London, UK
2004    The Art Book, London, UK
2004    Along Artistic Lines, National Railway Museum, UK


Exhibitions
2011    Surface Appearances, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2011    Emotions of Railway Art, National Railway Museum, UK
2011    Spring Seven, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2010    AIRS (Annual International Representational Show), Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2010    The Drawing Room, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver
2010    Bellingham Railway Museum, WA
2010    Capturing the Canadian Spirit, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2010    The Small Painting Salon, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2010    Still Life, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2010    Landscapes, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
2009    The Jurors’ Choice, Ferry Building Gallery
2009    A Common Surface, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver
2009    The Art of Realism, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver
2008    West Coast Railway Association ‘Steamfest’, Squamish
2004    Along Artistic Lines, National Railway Museum, York, UK
2003    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
2002    With Turner Prize sculptor Roger Hiorns, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2002    With Turner Prize sculptor Roger Hiorns, Corve Mora Gallery, London, UK
1996    East Anglian Gallery, UK, 1996



Illustration
2010    Aritzia Store Group, Vancouver
2010    Golf Monthly Magazine, UK
2009    GQ Magazine, UK
2008    Esquire Magazine, UK
2007    Belvedere Vodka, UK
2006    Asda Store Group, UK


Career
1994 – 2011    
art consultant for Hallmark Cards, Bentley Publishing Group of California; drawing tutor, lecturer on illustration and the creative industry, UK: London, Cambridge; West Vancouver Arts & Cultural Services, North Vancouver Arts Council & Capilano University where I also sat on the external advisory board to the IDEA programme

1987 – 1994    
Publishing director of Athena International, one of Europe’s largest and most innovative contemporary art publishing companies, emerging creative talent projects with the Arts Council of Great Britain, judge for The Fuji Student Awards and Billboard Album Cover of the Year.

1970 – 1987    
Award winning international magazine art director, London & New York; car & landscape photographer for books, magazines and brochures; freelance art director for books and album sleeves (including Queen ll); judge for the British Association of Illustrators


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