I am a painter of life around me. That means cities, landscapes and people. The sublime glimpsed from ordinary places is important to me. But I am also interested in ideas and the history of Western art and architecture – these too find a place in my works.
I have travelled extensively for business and pleasure and a sketchbook is always close at hand. I have been privileged to meet many of Australia and the world’s political leaders, scientists and policy advisers.
I trained part time at the Queensland Technical College and with teachers including Betty and Roy Churcher, Jon Molvig, Andrew Sibley and Melville Heysom. Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr and Mervyn Moriarty were Brisbane contemporaries.
Roger's exhibition was reviewed by leading art critic Sasha Grishin. You can read Sasha's review here Roger Beale: Sun Rain Flowers at Humble House gallery shares passion and beauty
The scent of gardenias on the night air
2018 oil on canvas 167 x 127cm A romantic memory of a night in Sicily sitting on a terrace, looking at an ancient Greek temple with a beautiful scent of...
2019 oil on canvas 75 x 60cm A fading memory of a royal past. This gatehouse and avenues of great trees once marked the entrance to one of the palaces...
2019 oil on canvas 66 x 47cm The sun beat down on this Spanish farmhouse perched amongst wildflowers on this rocky hillside.
2018 pastel on paper 55 x 65cm A scene I just had to paint. Canberra has a special relationship with clouds particularly in the late spring.
Wheat fields Spain
2019 acrylic and pastel on paper 55 x 75cm The sun caught this wheat field just as a thunder front began to move through. Ten minutes later this view had...
Baroque poppy - Study
2018 pastel on paper 42 x 29cm This study provided the basis for a large oil painting which is one of the many of my paintings owned by Canberra’s power...