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Welcome to my website.

I am a painter of life around me. That means landscapes, gardens, flowers, cities and people. The sublime glimpsed from ordinary places is important to me. But I am also interested in ideas and the history of Western art and architecture.

I have travelled extensively for business and pleasure and a sketchbook is always close at hand. I have been privileged to meet many of Australia and the world’s political leaders, scientists and policy advisers and their images also appear on this site.

I have exhibited in Canberra since 1984 with my most recent solo exhibitions at Humble House Gallery Fyshwick, Wombat Hollow Bowral, Form Gallery in Queanbeyan, M16 Gallery in Griffith and the Solander Gallery, Yarralumla. My works are held in private, government and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. 

While I have painted for 60 years, and now paint full time, I was better known in a former life as one of Australia’s most senior public servants. I was made a Member of the Order of Australia for contribution to national economic reform in 1995, received the Centenary Medal and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006. I still write on policy issues and this website provides links

Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of the works, policy ideas or just to talk about art. You can also  find me on Instagram and Facebook @rogerbealeart