Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State artist Roger Small paints landscape in acrylic from his studio in Burlington. Capturing the beauty of the Skagit Valley’s fall and winter months has been his inspiration. The Padilla Bay, the surrounding foothills, and skyline in the variation of grays set the stage for his paintings. As a young man, Roger worked in the fields of Edison. This experience developed a special connection to this area and is translated through his work on canvas.
Roger paints in oil with a large palette knife, creating a mosaic quality to his work. By scraping and layering the paint on the canvas, he creates his inner spiritual view of life and its meaning. His Cosmic Fish and Spirit Heron series depict the destiny and choices made by humankind. With his signature style, influenced by Pointillism, his work has been in many regional juried shows and collected by loyal patrons and businesses. Regional collections include United General Hospital in Sedro Woolley, Wa.