Roger Pyke is a self-taught painter born on a rural farm near Launceston. He has a business background in the transport industry, served as a Special Constable, travelled extensively across the USA and the British Isles and became a historian for the Launceston area, having set up the community website www.launcestonthen.co.uk and linked Facebook page. With these life inspirations, research and experimentation in artistic techniques around oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic mediums, Roger creates paintings that feel nostalgic, multi-textured and evocative within each landscape or architectural subject, bringing a twist of movement and a shimmer of light to canvas, paper or card. In the last six years, Roger has been disabled and primarily housebound by severe ME/CFS, so his new style has evolved to enable acrylic painting for a few hours each week and his wife Cherry looks after sales and exhibitions. 20% of all sales profits will be donated to the charity Invest in ME Research (IIMER) that is pioneering biomedical research into this disease. Roger has sold work through Drawn to the Valley Artists' Collective exhibitions, the Launceston shop window exhibition arranged as part of the Causley Festival and to private collectors in Sussex, Cheshire and Cornwall. His 'Nostalgia Series' and other local heritage and landscape paintings/prints and cards are currently displayed here at Zebediahs.