Roger Harvey Bio

Born in Torquay, England, in 1942, Roger Harvey immigrated to the United States in 1956 where he attended Chicago's American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute.

Roger started out as a graphic designer in 1965, eventually building his own Chicago studio, RHI Design. Working with both ad agencies and direct corporate clients, he designed mail campaigns and corporate logos.

He has won numerous graphic awards and has been published extensively throughout his career in such publications as: Vision, American Artists Today (1981) published by Tokyo Designers Gakuin College; Flash Magazine (Summer 1986) Alexander Communications; The other side of The Lake (June 1997) published by the Artistic Energy Group, Inc.; and CHICAIGAO (Autumn 1995) published by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Mr. Harvey is a member of the Graphic Artist Guild and NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences). He has designed more than 50 record albums and compact disk covers, and was on the Chicago Chapter's jury that votes for Grammy Awards in the category of Album Graphics.

He has given workshops, lectured and has shown his work at such prestigious institutions as Louisiana Tech, Ruston, Louisiana, The Art institute of Chicago's New Horizan Show, The Other Side of the Lake's Juried Art Exhibit (where he recieved an honorable mention award in both years he participated, 1996 and 1997) and had a one-man show at the Local Color Gallery in 1997. He also exhibited at The Other Side of the Lake Gallery located in Union Pier, Michigan, in 1998 and 1999. He had a one-man show during Art Attack in Three Oaks, Michigan, at the Springdale Gallery in 2001. Joined and exhibited at the artists' cooperative GAIA Gallery in 2002.

Roger Harvey is also an accomplished mural artist, having completed a 36 foot long landscape for miller's Country House Restaurant, an 87 foot long mural for LaDuke's Ice Cream Parlor and a 25 foot long mural for Patty's Picks all of which are located in Union Pier, Michigan. Most recently he completed a 7 foot by 22 foot mural on canvas of the Tuscan landscape for the actor Dennis Farina.

His current exhibit shows his latest work in acrylic on canvas, and is described as landscapes interpreted with bold palate and dynamic play of light and shadow. This engaging series of Harvey's paintings are vibrant, joyful, elegant portrayals of nature certian to stir even the most urban soul.