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Born in Pembrokeshire in 1970 and enthused by art and a love of the natural environment since childhood, I initially pursued a career in aquatic and marine conservation after gaining a BSc in Geological Oceanography. These interests now drive my creative practice and in 2012 I completed a BA in Design Studies / Fine Art Painting at Carmarthen School of Art, graduating with First Class Honours.
My work is a response to my experience of the natural world. Observations of the coastal environment; a meeting place between land and sea, provide a source of ideas and information. Line and surface inform my interest in the notion of edges in an investigation of liminal or transitional space and the tension which exists at these thresholds. Painting provides a means of exploring the area of interaction between an inner mindscape and the outer physical landscape: the process of making providing an interface through which to translate the experience of landscape into a visual language.
Employing mixed media techniques, my work emerges from an intuitive inquiry into the physicality of materials, in a process of layering and re-working, which serves as an analogy to the earth’s physical processes. www.rorogers.co.uk