William Rogers was born in 1949 in North Sydney N.S. and currently resides in Antigonish N.S. His training began with Fine Arts courses in University and continued with years of self study and workshops with such notable watercolourists as Carlton Plummer AWS, William Vrscak AWS, and Arne Westerman AWS. Watercolour has been his major medium for nearly twenty years. Primarily a plein-air painter, his main focus has been the effects of light and colour on the landscape as well as a variety of other subject matter. His award winning work has been exhibited with major watercolour societies in Canada and the USA . He is a newly elected signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). He has had numerous one-man and group shows and his work may presently be viewed at the following galleries: Art Sales and Rental , Halifax ; Lyghtesome Gallery , Antigonish ; ASAR , Charlottetown ; Thistledown Gallery , Baddeck ; Nan Mulford Gallery , Rockport ME ; the Dorothy Rogers Collection , Wichita KS ; UCanBuyArt.com , and his own gallery on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.
Gaelic College , St. Anns N.S.
UCCB Permanent Collection , Sydney , N.S.
Joint Action Group , Sydney , N.S.
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
St. Johns Anglican Church , North Sydney , N.S.
Town of North Sydney
Nova Scotia Art Bank
Selected Exhibitions :
UCCB Art Gallery, Sydney N.S., 1982, 1984, 1993, 1997, 1999
Hospice Show, Saint John, N.B. 1989
Carriage House Gallery , Wolfville , N.S. 1990
IWK Fundraiser Exhibition , Sydney , N.S. 1991, 1992
Rose Cottage Gallery , Baddeck N.S. 1996
Centre for Heritage Craft and Design , Sydney N.S. 1997
Midwest Watercolor Society 1997 , 1999
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 1997, 2002
Louisiana Watercolor Society 1998, 2001
Watercolor Art Society-Houston 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Societe Canadienne de l?Aquarelle 2000
Colonie Art League , Latham NY 1999, 2000
Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockport ME 2002
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 2002
Winterfest , UCCB, Sydney N.S. 1993 (1st) 1994(2nd)
Colonie Art League, Latham NY 1999: MBE Award
Colonie Art League, Latham NY 2000: Cozzens Memorial Award
UCCB Faculty Alumni Show 2001: Best of Show
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 2002: Jack Richeson Co. Award