SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINES
First Two Decades
1951 Born Bournemouth, childhood in the New Forest, and later school in Devon.
1962 The Royal Drawing Society Exhibition, Highly Commended
1969 'A' level Art, A grade.
The Nineteen Seventies
1969 St. Andrews University, Fife. Co-founded, edited, illustrated and contributed prose and verse to 3 editions of a Literary-Arts magazine called “Entry".
1973 Lived in Fife until 1979 practising a variety of craft and art activities, including textiles and topographical line drawings. Employed as a Small-Finds Draughtsman by Perth High Street Archaeological Dig and also as an Artist drawing reconstruction views of the medieval city.
Exhibited paintings, abstract and figurative, in St. Andrews Festival and elsewhere.
1979 Moved to Somerset, produced another series of local line drawings as prints and greetings cards.
1980 Devon, Dartington College, H.E. qualification in “Art and Design in a Social Context,” with a special interest in murals and public art.
1982 Continued painting practice
1985 "One Thousand Miles From Anywhere" Exhibition, various venues, Joint, with Nicole Georgiana Townshend
1985 Creative Writing Apprenticeship Bursary from the Arvon Foundation, and forays into Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
1991 Adult Education Tutor in Brixham and Totnes, and other A.E. Centres, Community College Departments, and the W.E.A. Mainly teaching Watercolours, but also Oils, Art History, Drawing-and-Painting, and ‘A’ level English. 5 years as Art Course Moderator for Open College Network Southwest.
The Twentyfirst Century
2007/8 Started art workshops in First Floor Studio, Clay Door, Old Pottery Court, Chudleigh, and other private tutoring to groups in Yealmpton, Dartington, and South Brent. Courses of weekly tuition for small groups of practised and professional artists. "The Roger Dennis Studio Painters" exhibited at Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, in 2009 & 2011. Also classes for general painting, beginners welcome.
2015 Won first prize in the Poetry Society National Poetry Competition 2014
2016 - 2019 Participated in the art-poetry group event of Teignmouth Poetry Festival, contributing both paintings and poems.