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Roger Garrett took up painting later in life as a means to relax at the end of a weeks work. With the encouragement of an artist friend he started drawing and progressed to working solely in oils. He has received no formal training. Although his work is mainly landscapes, with some still life, his growing interest in pure colour has led him to consider very carefully the placement of the focal point of a painting allowing him to explore large areas with pigment.
He works mostly under artificial light and has come to believe that bright sunlight inhibits ones ability to see and appreciate the subtleties of colour in nature.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in Bristol and Bath and he has been subject of several three man shows. He exhibited regularly in the RWA open exhibition and three of his pictures were shown in two successive Royal Academy Summer exhibitions with one being selected for reproduction in the catalogue.