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 father who first instilled in me the pure joy of drawing. I have long had a fascination for the effects of light on reflective and industrial metal and my drawings increasingly explore its atmospheric properties.




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Roger Watt - Onions With That? - click for larger image

Onions With That?
11.5 x 16.5 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$4,800
Roger Watt - Treeflections - click for larger image

Treeflections
10 x 24 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$5,500
Roger Watt - D'Elegance - click for larger image

D'Elegance
6 x 10.5 Inches 
4-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$3,200
Roger Watt - Royal Hudson: Motion in Steam - click for larger image

Royal Hudson: Motion in Steam
6 x 4 Inches 
4-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Streamliner - click for larger image

Streamliner
4.75 x 6 Inches 
4-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Royal Hudson: Motion - click for larger image

Royal Hudson: Motion
9.25 x 10.5 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$3,400
Roger Watt - Royal Hudson I - click for larger image

Royal Hudson I
4 x 6 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Royal Hudson II - click for larger image

Royal Hudson II
4 x 6 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Royal Hudson III - click for larger image

Royal Hudson III
4 x 6 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Pivot - click for larger image

Pivot
6.5 x 7.25 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$2,400
Roger Watt - Lizzie - click for larger image

Lizzie
6.25 x 4.5 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - The Duchess I - click for larger image

The Duchess I
7.25 x 4.25 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$2,400
Roger Watt - The Duchess II - click for larger image

The Duchess II
7 x 3.3 Inches 
graphite on Hammer Board
$2,400
Roger Watt - Sir Nigel - click for larger image

Sir Nigel
5 x 3.25 Inches 
graphite on Hammer Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Eccentric - click for larger image

Eccentric
4 x 3.5 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - Bressingham Dome - click for larger image

Bressingham Dome
4 x 3.5 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - Wet Bentley - click for larger image

Wet Bentley
4.75 x 8.5 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$2,200
Roger Watt - Fuel on E 59th - click for larger image

Fuel on E 59th
12 x 8.75 Inches 
graphite on Bristol Board
$4,800
Roger Watt - Marcel - click for larger image

Marcel
8 x 8 Inches 
4-9h graphite on Bristol Board
$1,600
Roger Watt - Peterbilt - click for larger image

Peterbilt
2.25 x 5.25 Inches 
4-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - McLaren F1 - click for larger image

McLaren F1
5.75 x 3.75 Inches 
h-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$2,000
Roger Watt - San Francisco Hydrant - click for larger image

San Francisco Hydrant
4.25 x 6 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$2,000
Roger Watt - Silver Lady - click for larger image

Silver Lady
5 x 3.5 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - Lancia Reflections - click for larger image

Lancia Reflections
3.75 x 3.25 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,600
Roger Watt - Crask Brae - click for larger image

Crask Brae
7.75 x 15 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,700
Roger Watt - The Grey One - click for larger image

The Grey One
6 x 12 Inches 
2-9h graphite on Hammerboard
$1,700
Please email the gallery to view more works by Roger Watt.


Biography
Following a successful career in London and New York as an art director and photographer in international publishing, Roger Watt now exhibits his drawings and work through commissions 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
2014    Industrial Beauty, The George Billis Gallery, New York
2014    Verisimiltude (curated by Ethan Karp), The Curator Gallery, New York
2014    Solo Show, O K Harris Gallery, New York
2012    Summer Show, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver
2012    Expanding Horizons, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
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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