I first became acquainted with Rodgers Naylor at the London Online Conference about 9 or 10 years ago. That's when I met his other half, Ellen, representing the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) We had a brief conversation, and I went on my way.
It took me a little while to look up his work, and when I did, I think I drooled a bit. His plein air paintings are beautiful. They capture the light in a way I can only dream of achieving.
He uses broad, confident strokes that can only come with experience, patience, and practice. I often visit his website and flip through his Instagram feed to study his paintings, and admire his work.
Rodgers teaches weekly classes at the Park Hill Art Club in Denver so I wish I were going to the 2020 AIIP Conference there in April next year. I might have even skipped out on a session or two to take a lesson from him.
Rodgers travels to art festivals across the country to show and sell his work. Just this last weekend, he was in Carefree, Arizona, only forty-five minute drive from our house. I wish I would have known; I'd have driven up to see his work in person. Hopefully, there will be another chance.
Here's Rodgers Naylor in Carefree, Arizona, last weekend.
If you’d like a larger dose of Rodgers Naylor here are some interweb sites where you look up his paintings.
You can also find his work at the following fine Art Galleries if you’re lucky enough to live close by.
Button Gallery, Douglas, MI
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC
The Rice Gallery Of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS
Now go out and make some ART!