Paintings Four

Paintings Four

Symbolic Paintings

Symbolic paintings by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson

Symbolic Paintings. For Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his vision poem Kubla Khan set in Xanadu.
Gate of the Pleasure Dome. Oil on canvas, 18 inches by 24 inches, 2012
Symbolic Paintings. Invitation to the quest symbolized traditionally by the arrival of the White Stag. Arthurian legend states that the creature has a perennial ability to evade capture; and that the pursuit of the animal represents mankind’s spiritual quest. It also signaled that the time was at hand for the knights of the kingdom to pursue a quest and that whoever hunted down a white stag could kiss the loveliest girl in Arthur’s court.
White Stag Invitation to the Quest.Oil on canvas, 12 inches by 18 inches, 2010
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And so it was that grey-eyed Pallas Athena guided Perseus to the lair of Medusa
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Leda and the Swan
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Flamenco Spanish Fire
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Gone to Earth
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Waiting For Dante
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Rising Out of the Earth


At Play in the Garden of the Gods

Roger Williamson visual  artist, resides and creates in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,

These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.

Using diverse creative media, whether  painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world.  Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”

Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night. 



Painting 2013

New Paintings 2014

Artist Statement