About Roger Shurtleff

I have always had a passion for creating. Born in the Seattle area, my talent grew because of my artistic family. My father, in particular, encouraged art to be an integral part of my life. I was adept at many jobs in my youth, from bartender to forest ranger to training as a pilot. However, my strong urge to represent my ideas and feelings in medium led me to earn a BA from the University of Washington. Embracing the call from my youth, I continue to pursue my gift for making visual art.

I paint in many mediums: acrylic on paper, oil on linen, encaustic on panel. In all of them I strive to follow my introspective nature, and a fascination with historical, cultural, and natural narratives. I wish to create contemporary work as profound and mythic as petroglyphs and religious icons. In these older art forms, I see threads that extend to the present, and I seek to reflect their essence in my artwork.

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Email: rogershurtleff@yahoo.com

Phone: 206.790.5441

Please contact Roger Shurtleff for information or pricing of the artwork.

Photo Credits: Tim Aguero

Sculptures at Shoreline City Hall: Nov 1, 2012-Jan 26, 2013

My biomechanical sculptures are on display on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the Shoreline City Hall building.  They are a part of a group exhibition titled:  The MAgical Journey ion display until Jan 26th, 2013.  The venue is open Mon-Fri 9-5.  Please stop by and email me your thoughts!