SFW&C Fiesta Featured Artist 2004
Born and raised in southern Colorado in the picturesque San Luis Valley, Williams was only a teenager when he first began painting. While the landscape of his native Colorado provided him with endless inspiration for his subject matter, he also began traveling at an early age throughout other regions of the Southwest. Williams found not only further sources of artistic influence, but also established what would become a lifelong passion for visiting new places and learning about their inhabitants and culture.
After finishing his Master of Fine Arts degree, Roger Williams taught classes at both the college and community levels. This academic part of his life was short lived as he subsequently focused his efforts towards becoming a professional fine artist. Although he occasionally teaches painting workshops, Williams presently devotes himself full time to studio and plein air painting.