"I am always doing what I don't know yet, in order to learn how to do it" - Vincent van Gogh
My Background and Inspiration
Roger Aaron Benoit's work, is a realistic, self taught approach to defining cultural and artistic freedom, while paying tribute to his homeland and cultural experience. His love for the exploration of the natural, similar beauties between worlds, shows through his work. He currently resides and works in Edmonton, Alberta.
Since a young child, Roger has been creating his own style of visual adaptation. ”My favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint.” His work is not restrictive to one medium, allowing the artist to shape his artistic process. Through each stroke, every idea manifests into its own individual style.
Whether it be a Landscape or portrait, the artist shows an understanding of balance, emphasis and acquaintance through different mediums and color tones. Through composition and detail, Roger creates a sense of harmonious belonging, allowing his work to cross that intersection between purpose, passion and creativity.
Some recents works were on display in New York City, March 2018, at the Stricof Gallery. The show being presented through an exhibition for emerging artists, supported by the Artbox.Gallery from Switzerland. He then took part in the Paint Spots annual Whyte Avenue Art Walk, an outdoor art festival showcasing established and emerging talent. Roger has also done many charitable and private commissions.
His current collection ‘Flow’ – A Tribute to Yeg’s natural beauty, is a reflection of the natural surroundings of his hometown, Edmonton, Canada. Serene, picturesque landscapes, winding valley trails and many local parks, make this one of the worlds largest and most beautiful city valley systems.
Roger also enjoys various sports, including golf, hockey and football. Oh, and exceptionally good coffee.
A vast majority of my work comes in the form of past experiences and traveling. From Northern Canada to the Eastern Caribbean, all the way down to Australia, these experiences have given me much inspiration to recreate some of my favorite memories and feelings. Check out some of his travel photos here.
I am always working on expanding my subjects and mediums, so feel free to check back often or follow me on social media.
Check out Roger’s latest collection ‘FLOW’, embracing YEG’s naturally beautiful river valley.