John Rogers was born in Warwickshire and has spent most of his life in Scotland. He studied as a botanist, graduating in 1958 and 1961 thereafter working in research until taking early retirement (“in the national interest”) in 1983. He has painted for as long as he can remember. The first exhibitions he recalls taking part in were in Nottingham in the late fifties. He began printmaking in the early nineties, first with wood engraving, then at Edinburgh printmakers with lithography.
He has exhibited widely in the Borders including one-man exhibitions in Peebles, Selkirk and Penicuik. He has work in the Beltane Gallery and Cairns Gallery, Peebles. He also has illustrations in ‘The Tweed Rivers’ and ‘Peebles Remembered’ books. He draws his inspiration largely from the natural world (he has always been an ardent naturalist) and landscape.