Oil & Acrylic Paintings by Roger Jackson

Roger Jackson

His love of old world architecture is prominent in Roger’s paintings, transporting the viewer into history, other times and places. His use of bold colours and sense of perspective enhances the illusion of being there. 

He is intrigued by and has great respect for working boats, whether at sea, at anchor or at the dock. “I like the smooth flowing lines of classic and traditional designs."

He is not just painting a wall or window, or a boat or a wave on a beach, he is telling a story or inviting the viewers to tell theirs. “I paint because I love the process and the challenge of a blank canvas, and the sometimes unpredictable, yet exciting, outcome.”

Roger now lives and paints on Vancouver Island, painting in oil and acrylic, en plein air or in studio, on canvas or wood panels. He conducts workshops and teaches courses. His approach to teaching is that it’s not really teaching; it’s more guiding and encouraging, building confidence. 

His work has been exhibited in Calgary, Vancouver and various shows and venues on Vancouver Island, including but not limited to:

  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary AB
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Granville Island, Granville Island
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Chapter
  • Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show, Duncan
  • Visions Artists Studio Tour, Cowichan Valley
  • Artishow Victoria, Artist-in-Residence Program
  • TD Paint-in, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Arts on the Avenue, Ladysmith
  • McMillan Art Centre, Parksville
  • Maple Bay Painters, numerous spring and fall shows
  • Sooke Fine Art Show