About the Artist
"For the past decade I have been intrigued with
painting abstracts and the freedom it affords me,
breaking the typical restraints of representational work.
I especially enjoy the varied responses from people as they put
their own story to the imagery, reminding me of my youth
when I would see different things in clouds as they roll by."

Roger Lex
Across America…from private collections and corporate board rooms, to the Museum of Naval History at Annapolis… you'll find original paintings by Roger Lex.

The son of a commercial artist father, Roger Lex started painting as soon as he could hold a brush. He majored in fine art at Whitewater University, but attributes his real painting education and influence to his study under artist and mentor Hap Briere, a student of the Andrew Wyeth family.

Lex achieved recognition when the King Tut treasure toured the U.S. in the late 70's and he was commissioned to paint the King Tut mask that would become the commemorative limited edition lithograph marketed internationally through National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine and many others.

After Elvis Presley's death, Lex was commissioned to paint the commemorative portrait seen in Reader's Digest.
Later in the mid 80's, Lex was commissioned to paint murals over 100 ft in length, seen in the Las Vegas Convention Center and Houston Astrodome.

Over the past decade, Lex has put his realism style of painting on hold to pursue a new direction, which he calls Contemporary Abstract Expressionism.

Along the journey of his evolving abstract style, Lex began to explore new techniques… experimenting with fine art metal powders, mixing them with varnishes and different mediums to achieve metallic accents and detail… mixing them with paints to create shimmering undertones that stand apart from the mono-chromatic backgrounds. The result: one-of-a-kind works that play with the light and change as the light of day changes.