Roger Dellar is a self-taught professional figurative artist who works in pastels, mixed media, oils and acrylics. His key interest lies in observing people in their varied environments and recording them with a particular concentration on effects of light. His paintings present an intimate and colourful interpretation of everyday life, with an individual focus capturing gesture and interaction that sets Roger's work apart. The situations and characters in his paintings inspire a voyeuristic feel that is testament to Roger's ability to paint a moment, even an instant, and successfully relay thought and sense to the viewer.
Not only has Roger Dellar exhibited with several of the major societies including the Royal Society of Watercolour Artists, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Academy; but also he has been demonstrating his skills through teaching at numerous institutions throughout the South East of England. He hosts tutored painting holidays in France and runs an annual painting course in Crete, as well as tutoring workshops as far away as Delaware, USA, where he is represented by the Penninsula Gallery, Lewes.
Roger Dellar was elected a full member of the R. I. (Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours) in 2001and was elected to the council of the RI in the following year. In 2003 he was elected a member of the P. S. ( the Pastel Society), winning a number of awards there in recent years. After winning two non-member painter awards at the ROI in 1999 and 2005, Roger was elected an Associate of the R.O.I. ( Royal Institute of Painters in Oils) in 2006, and was awarded full membership in 2008.