Roger Tatum

Having been raised on a tobacco farm in coastal Columbus County, I am proud to claim true North Carolina low country heritage. I particularly enjoy painting the scenes I grew up with…the landscapes, seascapes, lifestyles and the people.  The fluidity of watercolors allow me to paint nature’s landscapes expressively and with crisp vivid colors…. whether painting en plein air or in my studio.  I like to make an evocative statement about the subject, rather than a simple representation.

A graduate of Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL with continued studies at Roosevelt University and the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  After retiring from a career in advertising, my wife and I returned to the low country and live in Southport, N.C.  Memberships include: the Associated Artist of Southport, Brunswick Art Council Oak Island Art Guild,  Wilmington Art Association, Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the American Watercolor Society.

Recent Awards

2013  Awarded Signature membership in Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC)

Pink Pinkerton Award, AAS Summer Regional Show

Donald Goudy Memorial Award, Wilmington Art Association

1st Place, Watercolor.  Arts By The Shore Exhibition

2012  4th Place in WSNC show