Featured Artist of the Month

Roger Dellar

    The Peninsula Gallery's Featured Artist of the Month event highlights a different artist each month. The line-up of participants includes some of the gallery resident artists, repeat exhibitors, and artists entirely new to the space. Visit the gallery each month to see the featured artist's special collection and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn behind-the-scenes information about their background and creative process.

Artist Roger Dellar

"Heybridge Basin" 10" x 10" image 13.5" x 13.5" framed oil $700

Artist Roger Dellar

"Heybridge Basin Harbour" 10" x 10" image 13.5" x 13.5" framed oil $700

Artist Roger Dellar

"Plating Up" 10" x 10" image 13" x 13" framed oil $700

Artist Roger Dellar

"Fish Fry" 10" x 10" image 13" x 13" framed oil $700

Artist Roger Dellar

"Paddington" 12" x 12" image 17" x 17" framed oil $800

Artist Roger Dellar

"Fresh From the Farm" 12" x 12" image 15.5" x 15.5" framed oil $800

Artist Roger Dellar

"Warming Up" 12" x 12" image 15.5" x 15.5" framed oil $800

Artist Roger Dellar

"True Companion" 10" x 10" image 15" x 15" framed oil $700

Artist Roger Dellar

"Through the Bush" 8" x 8" image 11.5" x 11.5" framed oil $550

Artist Roger Dellar

"Standing Tall" 8" x 8" image 11.5" x 11.5" framed oil $550

Artist Roger Dellar

"River Thames" 8" x 8" image 11.5" x 11.5" framed oil $550

For the November featured artist, The Peninsula Gallery is delighted to highlight British oil painter, Roger Dellar. 

Roger Dellar is a professional artist, who works from his home studio in Surrey, England. He travels widely and is internationally known for his work in several media, including watercolor, pastel, and oil. He visits the United States frequently and has been a resident artist at the Peninsula Gallery, his only American venue, for the past 10 years. He is equally well known as a teacher of art and has taught the techniques of oil painting throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. He has been featured as an instructor at the Rehoboth Art League for the last several years. 

 

Roger is a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Since 1996, he has been an active member of The Wapping Group, an invitation-only group of 25 artists who capture the views of life along the River Themes in England. Roger has won numerous awards for his painting, including The Bath Prize Best Oil Painting, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Le Clerc Fowler Medal, and honorable mention at The Easton, MD Plein Air Competition, as well as The Pastel Society’s Unison Pastel Award, Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award, and Art Club Award. 

 

Roger regularly exhibits in galleries in the UK and has several solo exhibitions.  

Method

Roger’s art reflects his keen interest in people and their behavior, as well as the way light transforms a subject. His painting depicts people in everyday situations, capturing them in an instantly recognizable moment. His work is usually done plein air with the canvas reflecting a freedom of movement derived from rapid broad strokes of color coming together to represent an image caught in time. Roger is also particularly strong in capturing the interiors of public spaces with the reflections of light from the street, playing off and enhancing the character of the room. Chefs, diners, bar patrons, and dancers often show up in his work.