Barbara Rogers – born 1937 United States
From her early Ohio childhood and time spent in simple family kitchen gardens, a love for botany and exotic gardens grew. Now gardens are Roger’s source material and inspiration for her paintings. She employs the metaphor of the garden to address the essence of time and life cycles and uses photography to record information for her paintings and often incorporates actual plant specimens in the work as well as photographs.
Often organic shapes and arabesque elements all combine in atmospherically colorful and spatially complex grounds. Rogers says she “loves everything about oil paint and the hundreds of ways I can apply it to paper and canvas to keep myself excited about working and learning the complexities and possibilities of the medium!”
Rogers has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including one person exhibitions at major galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Her work is in major public and private collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, Artemizia Foundation and The San Jose Museum of Art.