FCTV David Rogers

“Wet Paint 2,” artwork by David Rogers of Falmouth, will be on view at the Gallery at FCTV December 8 through January 8.

Artwork by David Rogers will be on display at the Gallery at FCTV from December 8 through January 8.

The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, December 8, from 3 to 5 PM.

David Rogers has been a resident of North Falmouth for 23 years. Originally from Greenfield, Massachusetts, he took an interest in art at an early age. In elementary school he started doing graphite portraits and through the years began working in charcoal and pastels. More recently Mr. Rogers has begun applying his passion to the medium of oil painting.

Of this journey he said, “I’m always learning the use of new tools, their effects, their limits. Seeking out the colors as they really are and the spaces they help create. Study what I see, not what I think I should see. Preconception is a deceptive muse.”

Mr. Rogers received many awards for his portrait work at his hometown Franklin County Agricultural Fair exhibitions throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His original goal was to teach himself the oil painting medium and apply it to portraiture. But as he continued to pick subjects to practice with, he found himself drawn to the off-seasons—the moodier, less-common side of Cape scenery.

His work has been accepted into juried shows at the Falmouth Art Center. As a member of the Center’s Monday Morning Painters, he has exhibited at Mashpee Community Television and in the gallery of the new bus depot in Falmouth.

The Gallery at FCTV is within the new Falmouth Community Media Center at 310 Dillingham Avenue, easily accessible by Rose Morin Lane. The new entrance is on the opposite side of the old FCTV and Maser Gallery building.

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