Jonathan Rogers creates paintings with vibrant washes of colours of various consistencies. Composed largely of vertical and horizontal sweeps worked and reworked across the canvas, his paintings develop gradually by building up layers of translucent marks. As part of the structure of his work, Jonathan frequently intersperses painting with a separate drawing activity, either on paper or in his sketchbook. These compositions in pencil depict characters and lettering revealing his personality and humour, sometimes referring to specific people or favourite food and drink.
‘Littoral Drift’, Coastal Currents, Hastings 2015
‘Heroes, Dreams and Visions’, Hastings Arts Forum, 2011
‘If a picture’s worth a thousand words…’, Hastings Arts Forum 2010