Roger Dellar – Biography


Roger Dellar Artist profile


Roger Dellar works from his studio in Surrey.  He has a keen interest in people and their behaviour, and is fascinated by the way the play of light transforms a subject; either working in the studio or plein air.

He is a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.  Since 1996 has been an active member of The Wapping Group.  He has won numerous awards.

Roger Dellar lunch time specialsNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS.

The Royal Water-colour Society, at the Bankside Gallery.

The Pastel Society.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists.

The New English Art Club

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colour.

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

The Royal Society of British Artists, all at the Mall Galleries London.

The Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition.

The Royal West of England Academy, at Bristol.

The Royal Academy, London.

Roger Dellar oil landscape


TUTORING.Dedham Hall Dedham Essex. The Watershed Studio, St Osyth, Essex.

MEMBERSHIP. 1996 elected a member of The Wapping Group of Artists.

1997 elected a member of The Chelsea Art Society.

2000 elected a member of The Langham Sketching Club.

2001 elected a member of The R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour).

2002 elected to R.I. Council.

2003 elected to The Pastel Society. 2008 elected to Council.  2011 Vice President.

2006 elected an Associate of The ROI. (The Royal Institute of Oil Painters).

2008 elected full member of the ROI. 2009 elected ROI Council.

2011 Honary President of Haslemere Art Society.

RESIDENCES.  1997 Invited Artist in Residence for the Petersfield Music Festival.

1996 – 1998 Artist in Residence at Petworth House. 2005 Festival of the Sea Artist.

2005, 2007,2009, 2011 Invited Artist in Residence for Guildford International Music Festival.

AWARDS.1999 & 2005 R.O.I prize winner   Non-Member painter award.

2000 Pastel Society   Annie Longley award.

2000 Royal Watercolour Society Abbott & Holder Travel Award.

2002 R.O.I. The Stanley Grimm Award.

2003 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.

2003 R.I. Llewellyn Alexander Award.

2004 & 2006 Pastel Society Daler Rowney Award of Excellence.

2009 ROI Cornelissen Prize for Painting.

2010 Pastel Society Ranelagh Press Award.

2010 The Bath Prize Best Oil Painting.

2010 ROI Le Clerc Fowle Medal.

2011 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.    2011 Pastel Society Anthony J Lester Art Critics Award   2011 Pastel Society The Arts Club Award.

2011 ROI DAS Group Award for a work of Distinction.

2011 Honary Mention  Prize Plein Air, Easton USA.

2013 Pastel Society  Caran Dache  Main Sponsors Award

2015 ROI Cornelissen & Son Prize for Painting.

2015 ROI Dartington Crystal Chalice Award.


Contributor to the Artist Magazine.  Artist and Illustrator Magazine

Has work in collection of Surrey University.

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