Roger Sutcliffe – Artist Statement
In my work I am inspired to explore processes and create abstract images that allow me freedom of expression to respond to ideas that stimulate or engage my academic curiosity. I create works through acrylic painting and printmaking. These mediums allow reaction to the developing image using intuitive and multi-layered processes. I would like viewers to experience their own visual and emotional response. My work has been described as being rooted in abstract expressionism and colour-field painting.
Roger Sutcliffe is a Nepean-based painter and printmaker, and was the recipient of the David and Nicole Henderson Scholarship (2016), the Ted Marshall Memorial Award (2017), and the Ottawa Mixed Media Award (2018). He is a graduate of the Ottawa School of Art Fine Arts Diploma Programme. In his graduating year, Roger intensively studied printmaking through mentorships with Robert Hinchley. He completed also workshops at Fleming College (Haliburton Campus), and has been encouraged in his artistic practice by John Leonard and Otis Tamasauskas.
He has exhibited in solo exhibitions in Old Chelsea PQ (2013), Toronto (2015), Ottawa (2016, 2017, 2018), and Montreal (2017). His numerous group exhibitions include juried and group shows, and touring exhibitions.
For more information and a full listings of exhibitions visit www.rogersutcliffe.ca