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Artist

Roger Light

United States

Born in 1964

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Roger Light was born in El Paso, Texas but as a child in a military family, he moved

around frequently, including three years in Okinawa. It was there that he developed his

deep appreciation for nature and art. The frequent relocations also built within him a

strong appreciation for the varieties of human experience and expression.

Light has degrees in both art and psychology from TCU, as well as a Master of Arts from

the University of Minnesota. After graduate school, he created a mural and

commissioned painting business, which he operated for over 25 years before becoming

a full time art teacher.

After teaching for several years, Light once again chose to make his living as an

independent artist, restricting his teaching to online tutorials.

Light is currently focused on painting meticulously executed portraits of small animals

painted oversized within trompe l’oeil frames; still lifes within unusual contexts; and

people.

Light’s portrait and figurative work continues to evolve as he seeks to portray the

emotional presence of people within a context that complements their current

experience.

“Portraits are the happiest, most challenging endeavors, because you’re attempting to

capture the spirit of someone at a very precise moment in their lives and hopefully do so

at a level that causes people to stop and appreciate the profound nature of human

existence. I’m not saying I achieve that every time by any means, but that is the goal

when I set out and that raises the stakes considerably.”

Light spent so much of his life doing commissioned work directly for collectors that he

has only just recently begun showing his paintings publicly and entering them into

shows.

“I’m very excited about this new phase. Getting out and meeting fellow artists and art

enthusiasts is really special and I’m thrilled with each new opportunity.”

Light is a member of the International Guild of Realism, the Art Renewal Center and the

International Portrait Society. He was recently honored with five paintings selected as

semi-finalists and one painting selected as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s 16th

Annual Salon. His painting “Seeing Clearly” was just recently selected for the

International Guild of Realism 18th Annual

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

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