artist from an early age, Roger Preston earned a BFA Degree Cum
Laude form Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Studies
in Fine Arts and Fashion Design led to a career in retail window
display for such elite companies as Tiffany & Co. and HERMES
of PARIS. In this venue, Preston has been able to express his vision
in painting, sculpture, and photography, creating other worlds
the confines of a window frame.
recognition of his art, often used as backdrops for the products
displayed, encouraged him to present his work for its own merit,
as fine art. Working in the world of non-representational art has
presented new possibilities and fresh insight. He now approaches
his work without classification, often blurring the line between
the real and the abstract.
medium is varied and often incorporates old techniques such as
layered with paint, graphite, metal leaf, colored glazes and wax.
An intriguing texture and glowing surface has become a trademark
of his work. A sense of mystery is also an essential ingredient
to Preston’s vision.
Each piece begins with one or more of a variety of inspirations.
An idea about color, an unusual composition, the play of light across
a surface, an iconic symbol or haunting image, all these spark the
creative instinct that fuels his imagination. Images both light
and dark are expressions of life, and in these are the fulfillments
and devastations that shake us awake, to know we are alive.
find a path is a complex task, because I have found that only in
wandering many paths is a true direction discovered and an understanding
of ourselves revealed, where our talents fit into the scheme of
things. I am learning more about myself and the world around me
through this process we call art; I invite you to share in the journey
with me.” - RogerPreston