Roger Burnett

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About me

Location Roseua, Dominica
Introduction 50 years ago I gave up a secure job in engineering design and declared myself as an artist on the pavements of France. My roving painting career gathered momentum in the 1970’s when, with my wife and small daughter, I sailed at 30ft ketch from England to the Caribbean. Thereafter the islands became my adopted home. Like the Renaissance artists before me, necessity has made me a man of many parts: painter, sculptor, print maker, publisher, book illustrator, postage stamp designer, writer, poet, broadcaster, film maker, engineer, inventor, architect, boat builder, sailor and adventurer. My studios have ranged from a shack alongside an idyllic cove in the Virgin Islands to a cavernous church assembly hall in the North of England. My present studio is located on the lush island of Dominica. In the 1990’s I published a daily diary on the internet that followed my work as a painter and sculptor. Schools and colleges throughout the world accessed the site. My current diary pages are followed by artists in over 50 countries.