Parish's background in art is painting and printmaking. His
works have received numerous awards, and he exhibits widely
in the Philadelphia area and elsewhere. He has studied printmaking
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is a member
of the Guild of Papermakers based in Philadelphia.
has a background in both science and art. He has a Ph.D. in
chemistry and worked in pharmaceutical R&D.
Therefore, in art, Roger is driven by nature to be an experimenter
with mediums, always looking for a different way to do things
to achieve a unique effect. In recent years he has worked mostly
with printmaking and handmade paper from the oriental fibers
gampi and kozo. His etchings and monoprints are often on handmade
paper. His naturally colored mulberry papers and monoprints
containing fiber trees are particularly unique.
He has enjoyed exploring the flexibility and unique image-creating
possibilities of the medium of clayprinting. This involves
the creation of a monotype image with water-based pigments
on a slab of wet clay and transferring the image to paper or