Artist Roger Whitlock

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Roger Whitlock has been painting in watercolor since 1985. He is a signature member of the Hawai’i Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Since 1993, he has had over thirty solo shows and has participated in many group shows and in international exhibitions in Taipei City, Taiwan; Sao Paolo, Brazil; and Incheon, Korea. In 2001, Watercolor Magic recognized Whitlock as one of 15 American watercolor painters “to watch.” In 2008, he was named by Honolulu Magazine as one of “9 Hawai’i Artists to Collect.”  Watercolor Artist featured his art in a 2010 article called "Twelve by Two" (Aug. 2010). A native of Seattle, he lived in Honolulu between 1970 and 2016. He now lives in Edmonds, Washington. In his years in Hawai'i he taught watercolor classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and at Hui No'eau on Maui. In January 2020, he began to teach in the Seattle area, but had to suspend his class because of Covid-19. His work is in many private and corporate collections; it is also in the permanent collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art and the State of Hawai'i.

 ROGER Magazine Dec., 2008 by Jana a A a good thing Roger Whitlock’s book manuscripts never got published … or he might not have morphed from an English professor into one of Hawaii’s—indeed, one of the nation’s—premier watercolorists. Though he always loved both painting and prose growing up in Seattle, Roger didn’t touch a paintbrush for 25 years while he pursued a successful career teaching college-level English—even winning the Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching at UH, where he taught for 31 years. “Undergrads were especially fun to teach; many of my students became friends.”  In a funk about his own writing, Roger signed up for a beginner’s painting class in 1985 that [...]

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