The Watercolor Gallery of Laguna Beach

Roger Sorrell

Roger D. Sorrell is a plant portraitist who aims to portray the dreams of plants: their spirituality, dynamism, and inner character.  He has a background in botany, art history, and botanical painting.  For many years in Hawaii, he worked in a laboratory where he helped save endangered native plant species from extinction.  He uses vibrant watercolors and gold ink on black paper to portray plants and flowers in a manner that makes them come alive with inner luminescence and radiant drama.  Sometimes his paintings allude to fine art styles of earlier historical periods such as art deco, pre-Raphaelite, or post-impressionism in their ability to accent the drama  and individuality of the plant species.  To see Mr. Sorrell's paintings is to take a journey through an enchanted floral world using an artistic lens to reveal its mysterious, magical beauty.

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"Enchanted Orchids"

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"Bronze Brom"

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"A Bouquet for the Czarina"

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"Enchanted Orchid 3"

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"Gold Enchanted Bromeliad"

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"Nautiloid Jade Flower 1"

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"Enchanted Golden Poppy 2"

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"Ascending Hibiscus Scan"

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"Degas Hibiscus 3"

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"Giverny Hibiscus 2"

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"Aster Dreaming in Twilight"