Roger Nannini has become an accomplished primitive/trompe l’oeil artist, whose talent is appreciated and recognized by collectors and publishers around the world.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Roger eventually moved to sunny California at the young age of 15. He sold his treasured ’57 Corvette to pay for tuition at Los Angeles’ prestigious Art Center School of Design. At the same time, he continued to study with many of the leading painters in California, where he consistently won awards for his paintings and illustrations in open art competitions.
And he hasn’t looked back. In 1991, Roger was recognized as one of America’s foremost painters by Artist Magazine.
His fanciful designs have been appreciated by children’s publishers, world-wide. “Josephine’s Toy Shop,” published by a London publisher in six languages, is a uniquely designed and delightfully illustrated “look and play” book, with moving parts on every page. He and his publisher have also published “The Incredible Cloud Machine,” both books of which are available by going to Google and typing in Roger Nannini.
Several of Roger’s images have been used by Ceaco Puzzles for their Home Sweet Home boxed collection and their Keepsake Tin Series.
Today Roger and his wife, Susan, live in the Big Bear Lake area of the Southern California Mountains and can be found playing live music and entertaining at the local resort restaurants, when he isn’t painting or creating new art.
For more information, Roger can be reached at 909.744.7145 cell, or firstname.lastname@example.org.