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Roger C. Long B. 1978
Roger C. Long
B. 1978
The Epiphany of Shawn Oates
Charcoal and pastel on paper
16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches
Framed dimensions:
24 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches
Signed and dated 2013
The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
The Epiphany of Shawn Oates is inspired by Shawn’s decision to leave a well-paying job at AT&T to start his own business, SeamBLiSS. Like all entrepreneurs, Shawn is taking a chance to pursue an idea that he believes in. The drawing portrays Shawn getting the inspiration for the idea. Above all, I wanted to honor Shawn, and all entrepreneurs. These men and women take a chance on an idea that will hopefully make the world a better place.

Roger graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Illustration. After which he continued to study privately with famed artist Michael Aviano, as well as at Academy duCret.  He then went on to apprentice with Timothy Jahn at Jahn Studios.  He is currently an apprentice at Ani Art Academy Waichulis in Pennsylvania.  His highly sought after works have been exhibited at numerous galleries and have received national recognition, most notably his awards with the Allied Artist of America and The Art Renewal Center.  In 2012, his drawing, Justin’s Muse received first place in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon competition.

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