Friday, October 30, 2009

New Book and One-Man Show


I'm delighted to announce the release of my new book; STUART ROPER - Selected Works, which is now available. This 80 page portfolio style book has 62 full color plates, and is available in both softcover and hardcover editions. You can preview the book and find ordering information by clicking on the link below the picture or by visiting the 'book' page on my website:


Brown's Barn in Winter oil on panel 20" x 24"

The Crescent Gallery

172 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC 29306

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 19, 2009
5pm - 9pm
Exhibition continues through December 2009

For more information on the exhibition please visit or call


Monday, October 26, 2009

October at Biltmore

On location at Biltmore - photo by Larry Westfall

Last week, on the most splendid October morning, I was painting on location at George Vanderbilt's spectacular Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Not a bad spot to plop down your easel! This photo was shot by Larry Westfall, visiting from Houston, Texas.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Circa 1910

Circa 1910 oil on panel 11" x 14"

Here is a plein air painting that I did on the first day of October, with autumn just beginning to make its arrival. This little church, built around 1910, had just held its last service the previous Sunday. The parishioners have offered the structure to be moved, but the sentiment is that it will be torn down instead. Sadly, this story is being repeated all too often.

This painting is available, for information email: