Roger Sandes was inspired to be an artist because of childhood visits to the Art Institute of Chicago. After studying comparative literature in college and acting at theater school he spent two years of living, working, and traveling in England and France, as well as the major art centers of Italy, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands and Mexico. Those experiences have informed his visual style and vocabulary. For more than 30 years he has produced figurative works on nature-based and art historical themes for private and corporate collections.
Roger Sandes’s paintings have been featured in one-person and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and cultural centers throughout the United States and abroad. These include the Vernissage Gallery and the 123 Fulton Gallery, New York City; the Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN; the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT; The Rock-Wall Gallery, Washington D.C.; Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago; The Miller Gallery, Cincinnati; The Lockerbie Gallery, Indianapolis; the Quadrum Gallery, Boston; the Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia; the Leslie Levy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; the Posner Gallery, Milwaukee; the Harmon Gallery, Minneapolis; the Rauchbach Gallery, Miami; The Period Gallery, Nashville; Webb & Parsons, New Canaan, CT; Sailor’s Valentine, Nantucket, MA; Brubaker Gallery, Sarasota; Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT; The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine; Woodstock Gallery, Woodstock, VT; The Dorset Gallery, Dorset, VT; the Centro des Artes Creativo, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and The Pilgrim Studio, London, England.
Roger Sandes’s paintings are in numerous corporate collections including those of the American Security Bank, Bechtel Corp., Case Hoyt Inc., Cedar Point Capital Management, Green River Tools, IBM, Lord, Day and Lord, National Distillers and Xerox Corporation.