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Roger Hale

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Sepia_sketch_2
Sepia sketch 2, 1998 Ink And Pastel On Paper 78x106cm
Veronique_calienta
Veronique Caliente, 2002 Oil On Cavas 80x100cm
20110916142724-way_out_1
Way Out, 08/2011 O Il 0n Canvas 135x105cm.
20110916145011-degas_revisited_3-135x115cm_small
Degas Revisited 3, 07/2011 O Il On Canvas 135x115cm
20110916152150-ballet_6web
Ballet_6, 06/2011 Oil On Cardboard 75.5x51cm
20140204203306-tango_1
Tango 1, January 2014 Ink And Grafite 63 X 92.5cm
20150914223419-colker_curtain_6lr_100x80cm
20150914223159-colker_curtain_5lr__125x105cm
20150914223225-colker_curtain_2lr_135x135cm
20150914223419-colker_curtain_11lr_135x135cm
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20150914224131-laurent_ziegler
Rosanna_s_dance_1-print
Rosanna's Dance, 1998 Pastel On Paper 70x50cm
20110916153712-flamenco_sketch_17_27x35cm
Pastel On Paper 27x35cm
20110916153913-pastel_sketch_5
Pastel sketch 5, /042002 Pastel On Paper 25x35cm.
Sam_1
Sam, 2000 Charcoal/Acrylic On Paper 80x100cm
Cock_fight_8_60x88
Cockfight_8, 2009 Oil On Board 60x88cm
Briga_de_galo_lowres
Cock Fight 1, 2009 Oil On Board 95 X 23" © Brazzarts
20170324203533-a
20110917053759-portraitgraphic_blog
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Farnborough, UK
Birth year
1943
Lives in
Brazil
Works in
Brazil
Schools
Farnham School of Art, 1969
Representing galleries
Bizarts, bussum, The Netherlands
Tags
figurative
Statement

Roger Hale was born in Farnborough, England, on July 24 , 1943. After leaving public school at the age of eighteen and armed with national diplomas displaying a heavy bias to the right side of the brain, Hale  joined the Farnham Academy of Fine Arts.

Hale studied painting, sculpture and lithography but already also showed a keen interest in the graphic arts. Apart from the set fine art courses he developed his own portfolio of graphic design which resulted in him being head hunted by a top international advertising agency. Lost to this heady and glamorous world Hale never had, or took, the time to explore the depths of his talent for painting and sculpture. He has exhibited and sold his work sporadically but high powered career planning and all expenses paid trips to exotic places always managed to win his heart and mind.

Hale held a number of creative and management positions at three of the worlds most reputable agencies in London, Brussels and Amsterdam before starting his own agency under the name of “Hale & Friends.” In February of 1991 Hale took the almost unprecedented step of closing his agency in mid-stream and leaving on an unchartered journey which would eventually lead to building a house on an island in Brazil. He now divides his time between his ateliers on an island in Brazil and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

            Hale’s key source of inspiration comes from a passion for the music and dance. He is especially drawn to the vibrant sensuality which is woven into Brazilian (Bahian) and Spanish (Andalucian) cultures. The central theme is movement,  displaying a capacity to move effortlessly from uninhibited brush strokes in oil and acrylic to studied pen lines and controlled aquarel washes. In the words of New art critic, D.F. Colman, “With his lines creating force fields that cleave through space Hale suggests their purpose is to cut through layers of civilization in order to arrive at a new, elemental simplicity --- a new way of being. This involves the body in a state of cerebral eclipse, or rapture”.

 

            Hale has exhibited in The Netherlands, Belgium, New York and Salvador, Bahia.

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