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Roger Arndt, 1959 | Landscape painter

Canadian painter** Roger D. Arndt has had a remarkable career since he began painting full time at the age of 14. He sold his first oil painting while still a teenager, and within a few years became a self-sustaining artist.
His unique style continues to evolve; recent paintings feature bolder colours and scenes from his native Okanagan, in addition to his preferred subjects, the mountains and forests of Western Canada.
Today, his work is featured in private and major corporate collections throughout North America, and his following extends as far as Japan.

Using a style that challenges conventional perceptions of landscape art, Roger D. Arndt draws the viewer into a setting characterized by luminous, fluid images that move and change with various intensities of light.
A distinguishing quality of an Arndt painting is the ever present, gently flowing mist, whether it depicts an early morning haze, or a deepening sky at twilight.
The mysterious and evocative nature of Roger D. Arndt’s work is achieved through a painstaking technique that originated with 15th century Flemish artists.
Using smooth brush strokes and intensive glazing of layer upon layer of colour, he achieves greater depth and range, yet subtlety of colour.
As light travels through the colours, they change, creating an atmospheric mood and causing the mist to “move”.
“It’s evocative for me and, I hope, for the viewer" says Arndt.
"It’s why I like oil as a medium”.
A Roger D. Arndt painting is a timeless work of at that marries the breathtaking subject matter of Canada’s West with fine quality and craftsmanship. Roger is a smooth brush oil painter who utilizes a centuries old Flemish technique that was once practiced by European masters. His attention to detail is paramount from the time he conceptualizes the image and prepares his boards, to the finishing and framing of the completed piece.