Roger Large is one of our best known painters in the South West with a reputation that has grown considerably over very active and successful decades. He lives and maintains a studio at Woolston Moor just outside Williton with the stunning backdrop of the Quantocks. A compulsive and non compromising painter his work has gained the acclaim of individuals and critics alike, his work being in countless private and public collections.

He is included in a new publication by the well known art critic and author Peter Davies entitled ‘The Northern School’ which charts the progress of many well known painters from their early years at the Liverpool College of Art’ (Roger's birthplace).

Roger began his studies in Liverpool later moving to London and the Royal College of Art where his obvious talent was recognised winning the Life Painting Prize at the Royal Academy in 1966 and the Landscape Prize at the Royal College the following year.

He has never looked back from these early years and his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and other important London venues. He has also had a large number of one-man shows notably in St Ives, Cornwall, Bath and Plymouth.

In addition to the work of Roger is the addition of sculpture by Maggie King who has just had a highly successful London show and compliments the work of the artist very well. Lucy Large the daughter of Roger is also included with her very distinctive and unique work adding a different dimension to what is undoubtedly an outstanding exhibition.

Mixed Exhibitions

1966 - Royal Academy
1967 - Piccadilly Gallery
1985 - Nevil Gallery, Bath
1987 - The Eye Gallery, Bristol
1989/90 - Anthony Dawson Artists on Tour
1990 - The Barbican, London
1991 - Black Swan - Frome
1991 - Pitminster Studio, Taunton
1991/92 - Bruton Street Gallery, London
Grenville Gibbs, London
1992 - White Lane Gallery, Plymouth
The Lynda Cotton Gallery, Watchet
2000 - Budleigh Studios, West Buckland
Reina de Weijer, Amersfoort, Netherlands
2002 - Innocent Fine Art, Bristol
2011 - The Lynda Cotton Gallery
2012 - Gallery 41

One-Man Exhibitions

1986, 1988 - Salt House Gallery, St Ives
1988 - Peter Hayes Ceramic, Bath
1990 - Barretts, Plymouth
1992 - University of Surrey
1995, 1997 - Plumbline Gallery, St Ives
2004 - Phillips Gallery, Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
2007 - PZAG Gallery, Penzance
2009 - The Lynda Cotton Gallery
2012 - Radley College, Oxfordshire
2014 – Somerset Arts Weeks
2015 - The Lynda Cotton Gallery, Watchet.