Roger Beale AO - Sun, Rain, Flowers
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
2019 pencil on paper 42 x 29cm My first drawing of the early light catching the top towers of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. This palace has been celebrated in...
2019 pencil on paper 42 x 29cm A reminder of Italy's Royal past. The Gatehouse once guarded the entrance of one of the many palaces of the Royal family, but...
Hazelnut plantation Piedmont
2018 oil and pastel on paper 26 x 32cm This is a world heritage wine and hazelnut producing region in Piedmont, Italy. I loved the symmetry of the plantations, contrasted...
Naples fishing boats
2016 pastel on paper 45 x 32cm A wet night in Naples looking at the fishing harbour that is nestled beneath the Castel Nuovo.
Naples night road
2016 pastel on paper 40 x 30cm We had planned to eat out on a restaurant just beyond the emergency vehicle in this view of the street below our hotel...