8 x 10
A path to the beach, partially blocked, under a high sun.
8 x 10
A plein air study of Olomana beyond the eucalyptus in Maunawili Park.
Ho’omaluhia Rubber Tree
9 x 12
A tangle of roots and branches
9 x 12
The folds of the Ko’olaus, with exposed lava cliffs, looming over
Roger Tinius is a photographer and pastel artist living and working in
Hawaii. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Towson State
College in 1982. After decades of seeing and making photographs, both
silver-based and digital, he took up pastels hoping to capture the
impressions and visual rhythms that elude mechanical capture.
Roger has lived on Oahu since 2008. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Artists of Hawaii, and a member of the Windward Artists’ Guild and
the Association of Hawaiian Artists. He also leads a plein air painting group on the Windward Side.
“Plein air painting is a unique process; the artist faces the subject
directly, stands and works in its presence. Unlike photography, painting allows and requires the artist to experience the passage of time, watching the light move and shift across the landscape. As an artist I do not simply record the scene, but interpret the forms and colors into my own composition.”