Roger Alderman
Tucson, Arizona

Roger Alderman works with a palette knife and an Impressionistic style to create his interpretations of nature. Many of his works hint at a large setting, with grand mountains and endless skies in the background. He currently lives in Arizona and is inspired by the landscapes of the American Southwest. His work captures the essence and spirit of the landscape.

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsSaguaro Stand
J Sanchez 1/16/2017 | 5:43 PM

Whoa! Roger, this is fantastic! I think you and James Dick might be new favorite Tucson painters. You guys have a similar style, this one is supposedly the last saguaro on the way up mt. lemmon

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J Sanchez 1/16/2017 | 5:42 PM

Whoa! Roger, this is fantastic! I think you and James Dick might be new favorite Tucson painters. You guys have a similar style

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M Hay 5/20/2016 | 10:14 AM

Hello Roger, Your Aspen works are stunning. We live in Tucson and spend our summers in Angel Fire New Mexico. You have captured the feeling I get when in the aspen forests of Mt Lemon and Angel Fire. I see from the posts below that some of these were marked down 50%. Is that price still available? Looking for a painting for above the mantel for our home in Angel fire. approx. 36x36 or 40hx36w

Roger Alderman 3/12/2016 | 9:40 AM

Hi. I just wanted to thank you again for purchasing my work last year. I would like to let you know that I have several paintings marked down 50% on my site at Roger Alderman. There are some real good buys on some of my best work. Thanks for looking. Best, Roger

Roger Alderman 3/12/2016 | 9:01 AM

Hi Mandy, I just wanted to let you know that Ugallery is having their Annual Backroom Sale. I have several nice paintings marked down nearly 50%. I know you have an interest in sky paintings (thanks again for the commission) and I have two cloud, sunset paintings on sale. Saguaros and Sunset, a 30x40 and Sunset Over Tucson, a 6x8 in the sale. You can see these paintings and others marked down on my site. Have a look and please refer any of your friends who have seen your painting to my site. This sale ends March 21'st. Thanks again for your interest. Best, Roger

Roger Alderman 3/12/2016 | 8:37 AM

Hi Nancy, At one time you were very interested in purchasing my painting "Joy of Spring". The good news is that I still have that painting and it is now marked down 50% on my Ugallery website and also their sale page. This is a great opportunity on a 30x40 x1.5 inch oil painting. This sale ends on March 21. Thanks for looking. Best, Roger

Roger Alderman 12/13/2015 | 8:41 PM

If you are looking for last minute Christmas gifts, Ugallery is running a great 20% off sale until the 16th. I have posted two new paintings to the website. Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks for looking.

M Jackson 10/14/2015 | 2:22 PM

Hey Roger, Yes, I absolutely love it and I'm so glad it is in a contest. I will look to see. It definitely has my vote! Keep up the palette knife work!

Roger Alderman 10/14/2015 | 1:46 PM

Hey Mandy, Just wondering how you like your painting now that you have had a few days to live with it? I liked it so much I entered it in a painting contest. Looks good. You can see it here and vote for it at this link

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M Jackson 8/19/2015 | 6:27 PM

Hey Roger, Thanks so much for returning my inquiry! I would love to commission something with you but if you will give me a little time to decide on size and subject, that would be great. Just to let you know, I do enjoy clouds with a mountainous landscape in the distance, probably more New Mexico than Arizona and cacti although you do have beautiful paintings of saguaros. I will let the people at UGallery know when I have my Ideas together.

Roger Alderman 8/19/2015 | 11:22 AM

Dear M Jackson, Yes I do work on commission and I would be happy to work with you on any painting and size you have in mind with my palette knife technique. There is a great tutorial on how the commission process works on the Ugallery header. Click on commissions and then the link (here) to learn how the process works. Just contact them with the details on the form provided that you would like me to do a commission and provide the information. I'm excited that you like my paintings and I look forward to working with you. Thank you for your compliments and interest! Best, Roger

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M Jackson 8/19/2015 | 8:18 AM

Hi Roger! I recently discovered U Gallery and found your paintings. I love the use of palette knife in your work. Do you do work on commission?

Roger Alderman 2/13/2015 | 10:23 AM

Hi Nancy, It has been some time since you commented on my painting Joy Of Spring. I just wanted to let you know that painting is still available and currently discounted at 20% for the next several days. Also, I just posted another painting that I think you might be interested in called Spring Radiance in the new arrivals. Thanks you for your interest. Roger

Roger Alderman 10/3/2014 | 3:51 PM

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for your inquiry into Joy Of Spring! I understand that Samantha Green from Ugallery has contacted you regarding purchasing this painting on installments. The good news is that yes you can make installment payments over a 3 month layaway period. I am excited that you love my work! This painting, Joy of Spring, is a really nice painting from Saguaro National Monument which is virtually in my back yard. It is a happy piece and I hope it brings you much joy. Again, thank you so much! Best, Roger

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N Eade 10/2/2014 | 5:48 PM

I love you pic Joy of Spring 2103. It is $2,800. Is there a possibility that one (me!!!) could somehow make payments? Layaway perhaps? Would you please contact me? Thanks so much! Love love love your paintings:) ~ Nancy

Roger Alderman 6/6/2014 | 11:00 PM

Thank you so much Jennifer! It's great to hear that you love this painting so much! I love the colors of New Mexico in the spring and I am so happy this comes through to you.

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J Knight purchased this artwork. 6/6/2014 | 4:51 PM

I absolutely love this painting! I love how colorful and cheery it is. I have placed it in my living room so that I can see it everyday.

Roger Alderman 6/4/2014 | 11:35 PM

I just like to let you know that I have two large paintings marked down 40% in the sales room. Forest Loop Trail, 36x48 and Purple Pear Cactus, 36x36. These are the final days of this sale and these are good prices for my work this large in my aspen and desert series. Thanks for looking!

don 1/7/2014 | 3:06 PM

Hi Roger, I enjoy your work and may buy more in the future. However, like everyone else, I have to live within a budget. Years ago I spent time in Tucson - A beautiful place.

Roger Alderman 1/6/2014 | 9:19 PM

Hi Don, I was just looking at my page on Ugallery and just realized that you had purchased "Sunburst". I hope you are enjoying that painting. I think it is one of my better pieces. I have a new piece on there now on the "new art" link. It is a large painting of an aspen forest called "Forest Loop Trail" and I think it is one of my better pieces as well. Thank you very much for your comment "evocative of nature". I always try to get to the spirit of the place and that means a lot to me. Thanks, Roger

don purchased this artwork. 12/4/2013 | 2:38 PM

Evocative of nature

Roger Alderman 9/26/2013 | 9:58 PM

Hi, Several months ago you expressed an interest in a 16 x20 oil painting that I have listed with Ugallery titled "Aspen Charmer". If you are still interested, I have reduced the price on that painting to $900 and have recently posted a nice 12x9 aspen tree oil painting titled "Forest Stream" priced at $475. Thanks, Roger

Roger Alderman 3/6/2013 | 10:06 PM

Hi, I'm glad you like "Aspen Charmer". This is a very colorful and energetic painting done on location en plein air with a palette knife. I have many years of experience painting outdoors and have been painting exclusively with a palette knife for some time. Let me know if you have a questions about my technique or background. The nice part about Ugallery is that you can look at this painting risk free with out any expense to you. Again, Thank you so much for your interest. Best Regards, Roger 3/6/2013 | 11:24 AM

interested in Roger Alderman's,"ASPEN CHARMER".

Saguaro Stand

Oil painting on canvas board
Signed on front and back

6" h x 8" w 
0 lbs. 4 oz.


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This painting was inspired in the spring while painting in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. It is a palette knife painting with a colorful, textured surface. The work captures the stature of these desert giants. It comes varnished and will need a frame to hang.

Oil painting

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Canvas board

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