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Elaine Rogers

"This body of work is from the past four years. I initially wanted to work quickly and experimentally and started on panels that were smaller in scale from my past work. The paintings were allowed to be about various themes and I was just waiting to see what would develop. It has seemed like a tragedy has been taking place for the United States and I have been a witness to it. These paintings reflect a quiet but kind of frantic voice. I try to come up with a contemplative state of mind when I do these. The ups and downs and transitions of life are included as themes. The personal, the political, and sometimes even the spiritual are my subjects. I think the work is an attempt to maintain my own composure through the act of painting. These paintings, from 2017 until the present, reflect the natural world and question the challenges to humanity that threaten values I hold close. It has been hard to live in such a divided country.

In March of 2020 we all started to realize the implications of this pandemic and life shifted dramatically. The pandemic forced the recognition of social injustice of all kinds. Police brutality and BLM has been quite a force in Richmond and the protests were very real and have affected our city directly. “Painted Prayer” and “Lift Up” are about the pandemic and the response of the protests.

Once I have a theme in mind, I create a palette using oil paint and cold wax. I am using color, shape and form in a process of abstraction. Mark making is intuitive and very direct. The paintings happen in layers, in stages before they reach completion. The paintings are records of a period of time for me personally as well as for what is happening in the world." -- Elaine Rogers
January 10, 2022



'Overflow,' 2019, Oil and wax on panel, 20 x 24 x 1.6 inches, by Elaine Rogers

Overflow
2019, Oil and wax on panel
20 x 24 x 1.6 inches



'What Just Happened,' 2021, Oil and wax on panel, 20 x 24 x 1.6 inches, by Elaine Rogers

What Just Happened
2021, Oil and wax on panel
20 x 24 x 1.6 inches



'Vista,' 2021, Oil and wax on panel, 20 x 24 x 1.6 inches, by Elaine Rogers

Vista
2021, Oil and wax on panel
20 x 24 x 1.6 inches



'Abundance is Green,' 2019, Oil and wax on canvas, inches, 42.2 x 48.2 x 1.4 inches, by Elaine Rogers

Abundance is Green
2019, Oil and wax on canvas
42.2 x 48.2 x 1.4 inches



'Blue Wave,' 2020, Oil and wax on canvas, 42.25 x 48.25 x 1.4 inches, by Elaine Rogers

Blue Wave
2020, Oil and wax on canvas
42.25 x 48.25 x 1.4 inches



'Painted Prayer,' 2020, Oil and wax on canvas, 42.1 x 48.1 x 1.4 inches, by Elaine Rogers

Painted Prayer
2020, Oil and wax on canvas
42.1 x 48.1 x 1.4 inches


Elaine Rogers Portfolios

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