"My work is representational, using nature as my starting point in both theme and color. The push of land, the sweep of water, the angled tree line give me my motivation; local color, with the light playing against it, is my inspiration. Landscape works are begun en plein air using pastels; then a larger version in oil on canvas is painted in the studio. My paintings capture the different times of the day, the changes of the season, the soul of the moment. They are the way that I can share with others that portion of my life which I consider necessary and spiritual."
Born and raised in the heart of the corn belt region of the Midwestern United States, Randel Rogers grew up being inspired by the sweeping vistas of agricultural terrain. After having drawn and painted on her own as a child, she graduated in the late 60's with a degree in studio art from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Further art education came from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She has painted murals at the Department of Defense at the Pentagon as well as commissions for Faison Associates, The James Center, Richmond, Virginia, Saint Stephens Church, Richmond, Virginia. Rogers has recently relocated to a small community along the Southwest Coast of Florida.
The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, District of Columbia.
Rollins College, Bachelor of Arts, Winter Park, Florida Virginia.
Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2).
The Vermont Studio Center, Sponsored by Wolf Kahn.
Joshua Tree National Park/Riverside Art Museum 2008-2009 Affiliate Artist Program.
Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State, US Embassy Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso.
Segil Gallery,Annual Holiday Small Works Show , Monrovia, California 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Tampa Museum, Small Art For A Big Cause 2012, 2013, 2014.
Florida Museum For Women Artists, First Annual Juried Exhibition, Deland, Florida 2010.
Leepa-Rattner Museum, International Miniature Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida 2009.
The Oil Museum, Ag Art, Santa Paula, California, 2008.
The Ventura County Maritime Museum, En Plein Air, 2008.
Artexpo New York 2008, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, 2008.
Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, California, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, California, 2007, 2008.
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, California, Visual Arts Festival, 2007.
The Ventura County Maritime Museum, Nautica, 2006, 2007, 2008. Artexpo Las Vegas 2007, Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2007. IHMRS Exposition, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NY, NY 2005, 2006, 2007.
Ventura County Arts Council, Ventura, California, 2005, 2006.
San Buenaventura Artists’ Union, Ventura, California, 2005.
Hangar Gallery North, Santa Monica, California, 2005.
Malibu Colony Gallery, Malibu, California, 2005.
Headwaters Corner for The Restoration Trust, Calabasas, California, 2005. The Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, California, 2004.
Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, California, 2004.
Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, California, 2003.
Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 2003. The Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, 2002.
Annual MAA Member Show, Malibu, California, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. Montmartre in Malibu, Malibu, California, 2002, 2003, 2004.
The Rail Stop Gallery, The Plains, Virginia, 2001.
The Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia, 2001.
The Art Gallery at The Henry Clay Inn, Ashland, Virginia, 2000, 2001.
National Institute of Health - Corcoran Alumnae Show, 2000.
Gallery West, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, 2000.
Howard County Cntr for the Arts, 2000 Views, Ellicot City, Maryland, 1999. Gallery 32-35, Richmond, Virginia, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
PIVA Graphics Regional Competition, 1996,1997.
National Orchid Society, Washington, District of Columbia, 1996,1997,1998. Arts Council of Richmond, Virginia, 1995, 1996.
Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia, 1994(2), 1995. Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1994.
Cornell Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1992.
Delaplain Visual Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland, 1991.
Coastal Exchange Show, Richmond Arts Council, Virginia, 1989.
Olde Towne Gallery, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1988, 1989.
VCCA Fellows Exhibit, Sweet Briar, Virginia, 1987, 1988.
Philip Morris USA, Richmond, Virginia, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993.
Washington DC Sculptors' and Gravers' Society, 1986.
Veerhoff Galleries, Washington, District of Columbia, 1986.
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