Friday, December 16, 2016

Roger Holmes

Hard Frost at Burraton Coombe © Roger Holmes
Name: Roger Holmes
URL: http://rogerholmes.co.uk/
Bio: Roger Holmes is a self-taught artist who has lived in Saltash, South East Cornwall for the last 30 years. His early career as a signwriter provided him with graphic skills, and his love of surfing had him shape, decorate and fibreglass his own Longboards. Apart from providing him with marvellous surfing opportunities, the coastline (and landscape) of the West Country inspires and informs his work, which is predominantly in pastels, though he works in other mediums too. Roger has had a solo exhibition at The Wharf in Tavistock and more recently at the Ashtorre Arts Centre on Saltash Waterside.
Medium: Pastel; watercolour; acrylic; oil
Subjects : Landscape and Seascape. Roger loves to paint the wild beauty of the Cornish and Devon coast throughout the year, especially in the winter.
Style: Representational but in a painterly, impressionistic style.
Navigation: Roger has been designing websites for over twenty years, so one would expect his website to be state of the art, and in fact he has everything accessible on just one page.
Gallery: On the one page, scroll down to see a selection of Recent Paintings; Oils, Acrylics and Watercolours; Looser Pastel and Mixed Media Sketches; Older Works.
I don't normally comment on fee structure, but there is no excuse for not having original art on your walls given Roger's extremely reasonable prices.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a scrolling viewer and may be saved. Hard Frost at Burraton Coombe is 8 x 7 ins., 960 x 846, 112 KB
Demo/Blog: No
Facebook: Yes