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Art Gallery

Here are some of my attempts at drawing and painting. I will add more to these periodically.

I went to Hornsey Art College in 1963. How much I learned there I know not, but I had fun exploring many things, some of which concerned art. I have, and will continue to, include some early work so that you can see how much I’ve progressed/regressed.

In 1965 I dropped out of college to be a full time musician and so painting is now just a pastime. I don’t paint every day, or even every year, but there are periods when I do seem to have done quite a lot (for example there are many pieces from 1985, I don’t know why, maybe I had time on my hands then).

I paint for my own amusement and do not sell or even exhibit. There are abstract and representational works, I enjoy both. Maybe I am seeking a particular form of expression although to my mind I haven’t yet found one.

Occasionally I will donate a piece to a charity but other than that they gather dust and take up space in my basement – apart from the odd piece I hang in the house. However, having a website has given me the opportunity to dust it off and put it on display for your entertainment, amusement, derision, whatever. I hope you enjoy it in some way, and thanks for looking.

RG

15 thoughts on “Art Gallery

  1. Brian wrote on 2017-10-08:

    Roger
    We’ve met on several occasions. IG has always been kind enough providing BSP for myself and my daughters. I am the guy who did the portrait of Jon (Ian is going to pass it on to Vicky, saying it was too beautiful to keep to himself)
    In any event, admire your skill (the one with brushes and not strings)
    Would like to know how to acquire one, if at all possible. There’s no dust to collect on my walls.
    To close… Absolutely enjoyed our chat regarding Accidentally ON PURPOSE. Indeed… They are all about sperm. 😉

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  2. Ronnie wrote on 2017-05-25:

    hello roger… my name is ronnie and i live near of Porto Alegre, Brazil. what amazing paintings u make….

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  3. Highway bar wrote on 2015-12-27:

    Ciao Roger and company,
    I am originally from Yugoslavia and I want to ask you do you understand how big Deep Purple is in East Europe including Russia, In this part of the world everybody knows who you are and your music plays everywhere from Bosnia and Hercegovina ??? to Moscow. I want you and your frends to be more present in east Europe if it is possible. I love you all, greetings from Sarajevo.

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  4. Evi Ivan wrote on 2015-12-01:

    Hi Roger,

    your paintings are absolutely great. I admire your different styles. I bow to you and I´m very impressed. My favourites are: Instinct, Juggling Clown, Portal, Melting figure, Scottisch Castle, Disapproval, Noice, Green Power, Compassion, Bass Solos, Self drawn, Man and Child Experiment. I miss your painting happy silence, whitch is my absolutely favourite.
    Thank you for showing us this great artworks,
    all the best,
    Evi

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  5. Vasilis Athanasiadis wrote on 2015-11-30:

    Hello Mr. Glover

    Thank you very very much for your “help” in Stuttgart, I hope you found my art at the backstage also interresting. Now me and my family we have to “climb the mountain” (as we say in Greece) and see how it will go with the chemical Treatment and the surgery. I wish one day i pay back this kindness of yours.

    Yours sincerely
    Vasilis Athanasiadis

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  6. Horacio Mansilla wrote on 2015-09-28:

    Hi Roger, I’m a fan of Deep Purple, from the 15 years I always wanted to play bass and get to play this instrument like you. I just wanted to express my admiration for a great musician as you are.

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  7. Mario Pacheco wrote on 2014-12-16:

    HOLA ROGER PARA MI ES UN GRAN PLACER Y ORGULLO ESCRIBIRTE PERSONALMENTE, DESDE SIEMPRE TE HE ADMIRADO DESDE LA EPOCA DE BUTTERFLY BALL, ME SORPRENDE MUCHISIIMO TU FACETA DE PINTOR Y QUE VEO HAS ATESORADO POR MUCHO TIEMPO, ES DE ADMIRAR, ESPERO QUE ALGUN DIA DECIDAS COLOCARLAS A LA VENTA, TUVE LA GRAN OPORTUNIDAD DE MI VIDA AL VERTE EN CARACAS FUE UNA NOCHE MÁGICA PARA MI Y MI HIJA, FUE UNA LARGA MUY LARGA ESPERA, Y PARA NOSOTROS UN GRAN SACRIFICIO LLEGAR DESDE SAN CRISTOBAL HASTA CARACAS, GRACIAS ROGER POR SER PARTE DE MI MUNDOPURPURA, SALUDOS Y QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA A TI Y TODA LA FAMILY PURPLE… BYE … ATTE MARIO PACHECO–VENEZUELA

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  8. andi starr wrote on 2014-06-12:

    Sir Rodger Glover~

    Thank~You for sharing your artwork with us. You have very nice work.

    ~Cheers!

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  9. Simon Withers wrote on 2013-12-10:

    Hi Roger…I would like to pass compliments to you on the following artworks…’Lilac Position’ (1985) & ‘Summer Memory’ (1982). As a painter/artist myself I find these two works in particular very accomplished paintings.

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  10. boé Lucie wrote on 2013-10-22:

    Merci Roger ( si je puis me permettre de vous appeler par votre prénom) pour ce visuel sur vos peinture, je ne suis pas experte pour en juger mais plusieurs de vos peintures me plaisent énormément, c’est sûr vous avez un réel talent et en tous cas continuez à nous enchanter par tous vos talents . Lucie

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  11. SOPHIE wrote on 2013-05-03:

    I appreciate
    I paint too and I find myself imagine you like someone very sensitive.
    The fact that you have save drawings dated of 1964 is a sign of just that !
    I thought that very poignant when I read the date on your drawings !
    Your message in your art gallery is full of modesty.
    Others around you have to adore you !
    All these qualities are noticeable on your face !! What is your last or next drawing ?
    Your children perhaps ? Sorry for my poor English language…

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  12. Marie wrote on 2012-12-03:

    Love the artwork…very diverse. ‘Mom’s Place’ is my favorite. Roger, you are one extremely multi-talented man.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Mark James wrote on 2012-10-14:

    Hi Roger,
    Just a quick note to enquire how the band are coping with the loss of Mr Lord and how it may have affected the recording process Just bought the studio Concerto CD, I don’t think music will see his like again, be it rock or classical. Anyway, looking forward to the new album, as a fifty plus lifelong fan from Llanelli, it always gives me great pleasure to introduce my son’s friends to the the band and watch their reactions.
    Iechyd da,
    Mark James

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  14. karen holmes wrote on 2011-10-27:

    Always loved your artwork too..good to see you and your work here. Hope all is well with you. Best Wishes to you and yours, always, love karen.

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  15. fx wrote on 2012-08-09:

    abracadabra

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