Artist - Roger Moris
Roger Morris was born in 1954, Central Otago, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
At 17, in a completely uninspired move and against his parents every wish - an act of rebellion and simplicity - Roger went to Wellington in 1973 to train as a NZ Police cadet. Then as beat police, Christchurch (P4640) before traveling [OE] in 1975 to experiment in other aspects of life.
Returning to Auckland Elam Art school for one term in 1981.
After meeting his partner, the great NZ realist painter and screen-printer, Marianne Muggeridge, they built their studio/home at the end of the Ōeo Road, south Taranaki NZ, where they raised their family.
Roger is predominantly a painter in oils. Signing his work ‘REMO’ since its easier to paint r e m o in signature than 'Roger Edward Morris' on the paintings. This art practice is followed closely, in terms of hours spent, by the carving of Taranaki Andesite stone, large and small.
Roger has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions since 1986.