Moire Looking Off
By William Rogers
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 in.
Available through the OPA Salon Show at the Quinlan Art Center in Gainesville, GA
William Rogers AWS CSPWC TWSA is a watercolor and oil painter who loves to paint figures from life, such as the one in oil featured here. This particular model, Moire, has been the subject of a large number of paintings and is probably the artist’s muse at present. She takes wonderful poses and her personality comes through which, when captured, creates a superior work. Paintings of her have been recently shown in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) National Exhibition in 2020, the OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition in 2019 and 2020 where it was given an Award of Excellence, the 2021 OPA Salon Exhibition now on at the Quinlan Arts Center in Gainesville GA, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America 2020 Exhibition as well as the 2020 Fall Online Exhibition. A number of these works have also sold during the shows. His watercolor portraits of her have been featured in the Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors, as well as the American Watercolor Society 2020 Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Other models have been featured in various International Exhibitions with a number of awards.
Another favorite subject of his has been horses, usually in working/activity/racing scenarios. Many of these works also feature the handlers and trainers, jockeys, and drivers as well. Bill has been working on a series of portraits of horsemen and women with whom he has a personal connection, and they have been very well received. This series will soon be featured in a travelling exhibition along with the racing and stable images with the horses. He did win a number of awards including Best Watercolor from Harness Tracks of America’s Art Exhibition between 2006 and 2008 after which the event was discontinued. A number of the works were acquired by the racetracks featured in the paintings.
His recent oil painting featured here titled “Moire Looking Off” is on display now at the OPA Salon Show at the Quinlan Art Center in Georgia. Bill’s work can be found on his website www.williamrogersart.com as well as in galleries listed there, many works still being available. He shows his work regularly on Facebook and Instagram and teaches courses in Figure and Landscape painting at www.chesapeakefineartstudio.com and www.artlabstudios.ca.