b. 1947, British & Canadian
Roger Watt finds the physical process of putting marks on paper with graphite to be addictive, fulfilling and distinctly personal as it is a link to his father who first instilled in him the pure joy of drawing. He has drawn for as long as he can remember and, further encouraged by an inspirational tutor at art school, found drawing a therapeutic retreat during his career as an art/creative director in international publishing. Working very much "in the now", Roger has long had a fascination for the effects of light on industrial metal... reflective or corroded... and his drawings increasingly explore its atmospheric properties. Watt was included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London and has exhibited internationally in galleries in New York and London.