Roger P Thomas, Torbay, Devon Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement Celebrity Portrait painter, both of Hollywood stars such as Tippi Hedren and Dale Robertson, to UK artists such as Robbie Williams, Terry Wogan, Phillip Schofield, Katherine Jenkins and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall. I accept three non-celebrity commissions per year. Recently had a solo London exhibition at the Royal Commonwealth Society. Diploma member of the Society of industrial Artists and Designers 1978. Member SAA. City and Guilds of London - Illustration 1977 Born in the County of Merlin- Carmarthenshire, Wales. My studio is on the coast in Devonshire, in the town where Agatha Christie was born and lived and wrote, in the county of Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Have had over 1000 illustrations and half a million words in print. Am a published poet and illustrated over eleven books. An apple pip is an orchard hidden.