I am a native New Yorker who has resided in East Brunswick, New Jersey for the past 25 years. As a self taught artist, I began experimenting with oil painting in my early years producing colorful landscapes and experimenting with contemporary art. I studied Architecture at New York Institute of Technology, which also contributed to my artistic value. The responsibilities of a husband, father and working architect temporarily halted the physical aspect of painting but did not curtail my desire over the years to continue my creative endeavors.
As I resumed my desire to paint, pastel was the medium I most preferred due to its workability and wonderful array of colors. I paint almost entirely from compositions I create from digital photographs. When I take trips, I can be anywhere when a scene catches my eye. My camera is always my sidekick. I am also an avid cyclist, where on rides I take that photograph and turn it into a special piece of art. I then in vision these scenes behind glass, with matting and frame. Colors, light, shadow, mood and the time of day or night have so much of an effect on my artwork.
* Edison Arts Society
* Monmouth County Arts Council
* Guild of Creative Arts
* Pastel Society of New Jersey
Harvey Rogosin joined Fine Art America on February 5th, 2010.