Roger Bennie is a painter who currently resides in Wagga Wagga.
Roger has had many influences on his art practice over the years. His earlier paintings where interested in reflecting his own personal understanding of the world, which often used metaphor and obscure and allusive imagery ranging stylistically from Picasso to street art.
On his travels around Scotland, Europe, East Europe, and Egypt Roger began to create smaller and more intimate works on the run using Watercolors. These landscapes gave Roger a deeper understanding of the Impressionist movement and the value of painting in the elements.
Currently Roger’s practice is evolving again where he is experimenting with text and abstraction on large canvases. These works act as a diary within themselves and are largely influenced by the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Born and raised on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Nowra, Roger has since lived in many different cities and towns including Sydney, Edinburgh, Armidale, Wollongong, Warroo (via Forbes) and Wagga Wagga.
Roger has studied Fine Arts at West Wollongong as well as at the Edinburgh Collage of Arts and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at CSU Wagga Wagga.
Roger has an exhibition "Evolving Landscapes" at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from 10 - 18 February 2012.