Roger Small - Smith and Vallee Gallery

Roger Small

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State artist, Roger Small, developed his own style with the palette knife in oils. He paints landscape in acrylic and Oils, from his studio in Burlington. Capturing the beauty of the Skagit Valley’s fall and winter months has been his inspiration. The Padilla Bay, the surrounding foothills, and skyline in the variation of grays set the stage for his paintings. As a young man, Roger worked in the fields of Edison. This experience developed a special connection to this area and is translated through his work on canvas. Roger Small studied under Sydney Eaton and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Skagit Valley College in 1973. Roger also creates metal sculptures and was commissioned in 2014 to create a multi image sculpture titled ‘Performers’ for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon Washington. His latest sculpture installation titled ‘Into His Wings’ will soon be placed at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Washington.