Roger FitzGerald

BA BArch RIBA


Roger is chairman of ADP, one of the top thirty architectural practices (as ranked by the “Architects Journal”) in the UK, with studios throughout the country.

Painting in his spare time, he enjoys the freedom to explore colour and texture, using acrylic, collage and black ink.

Roger’s architectural work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and his paintings have been exhibited at the South East Open Studios and the Kent Painters’ Group, in Sevenoaks.

His work has also been exhibited in Somerset House, The Shard, Central St Martin’s and at the RIBA and has been auctioned for charities such as Cancer Research and Article 25, raising substantial sums.  His work has sold in galleries from Sevenoaks to Pembrokeshire, and is in private collections across the world.  His portfolio of work can be seen at www.rogerfitzgerald.com and he also tweets his news and recent work @rogerfitztwit

Roger has published two books of his art: Buildings of Britain (Bloomsbury, 1990) and Buildings of London (Artifice, 2016).  He is now working on Buildings of New York for publication in 2017.  The original artwork for Buildings of London is currently on sale.

Having lived or worked in London for over thirty years – ever since qualifying as an architect – Roger brings to his paintings of the capital an architect’s keen eye for detail and construction.  He combines this with a fascination for discovering and expressing through paintings what makes well-known places such as Borough Market, Brick Lane or Parliament Square, so special to the city. He has a passion for exploring unspoilt and hidden parts of London.

His painting style combines colour, texture and collage to capture the essence of places. Frequently, he portrays buildings as an architectural stage-set : a permanent, calm and static backdrop to the vibrancy of everyday life. This contrast is exploited, with cool architectural colours offset by vivid warm tones and elements of collage which represent the life and bustle generated by moving people and vehicles. Tickets, menus, maps, books, newspapers and a host of other paraphernalia are incorporated into the images, adding additional meaning and complexity.


Exhibitions

South East Open Studios
2016, 2014, 2013

Kent Painters’ Group
2015, 2014

10 x 10 Drawing the City Charity exhibition and auction for Article 25:
2014 at The Shard
2013 at Central St Martin’s
2012 at Somerset House


All sizes quoted are image sizes