Roger Watt

Railway art by Roger Watt

Roger Watt finds the physical process of putting marks on paper with graphite to be addictive, fulfilling and distinctly personal as it is a link to his father who first instilled in him the pure joy of drawing and a love of steam locomotives.

Now living in Vancouver, he has drawn for as long as he can remember and, after leaving art school, found drawing a therapeutic retreat during his career as an art / creative director in international publishing. He has long had a fascination for the effects of light on industrial metal (often railway related... indeed, one of his drawings of a steam locomotive was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2003) and, working very much "in the now", his drawings increasingly explore its atmospheric properties. Having had solo shows with the O K Harris and George Billis galleries in New York, Roger is now represented by Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in that city and the Plus One Gallery and Folio Illustration Agency in London.

Portfolio

Staedtler

Graphite on Bristol Board, 9.75 x 10 inches. LMS Coronation Class Pacific no. 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" at Carlisle during a rail tour on May 30th 2009. Commission from Staedtler for a drawing tutorial for their website, via Folio Illustration Agency of London.

Old Number 1

Graphite on board, 17 x 12 inches. Brooks Scanlon 2-6-2 locomotive no. 1 at Scranton, Pennsylvania. Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, New York.

Old Number 47

Graphite on Bristol Board, 10.25 x 16 inches. Canadian National Montreal Loco Works 4-6-4 locomotive no. 47 at Scranton, Pennsylvania. Sold through the O K Harris Gallery New York.

Reclamation

Graphite on Bristol Board, 9 x 17 inches. Abandoned Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotive on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, Skagway, Alaska. Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, New York.

Do Not Climb

Graphite on Bristol Board, 18.25 x 14.75 inches. Canadian National Montreal Loco Works 4-6-4 Locomotive #47 at Scranton, Pennsylvania. Sold through the O K Harris Gallery, New York.

The Canadian 2

Graphite on Bristol Board, 9 x 12 inches. "The Canadian" before departure from Pacific Central Station, Vancouver, BC. Sold through the Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver.

Going Underground

Graphite on Bristol Board, 9.5 a 15 inches. Scene on the London Underground. Sold through the Plus One Gallery, London.

Motion

Graphite on Bristol Board, 11 x 18 inches. Canadian Pacific "Royal Hudson" 4-6-4 no. 2860 at Squamish, British Columbia. Sold through the Curator Gallery, New York.

Times Square

Graphite on Bristol Board, 10.5 x 16.5 inches. Train arriving at Times Square Subway Station, Manhattan. Sold through the O K Harris Gallery, New York.

Vapour

Graphite on Bristol Board, 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Canadian Pacific "Royal Hudson" 4-6-4 at Squamish, BC. Sold through the O K Harris Gallery, New York.

Sidings

Graphite on Bristol Board, 10 x 12 inches. Grain cars in sidings, North Vancouver, BC. Sold through the O K Harris Gallery, New York.