Margaret Rogers

Chickadee

Margaret Rogers

Graphite drawing
15.5″ x 14.5″
$225

Faerie

Margaret Rogers

Drypoint
14″ x 13″
$240

Passamaquody Trail

Margaret Rogers

Engraving
14″ x 17″
$300

Barn

Margaret Rogers

Etching, colored
14″ x 12.5″
$215

Walking Alder

Margaret Rogers

Drypoint
14.25″ x 13.25″
$245

Along the Hughes

Margaret Rogers

graphite drawing
11.9″ x 21.75″ 
$395.00

Nethers

Margaret Rogers

drypoint etching
15.75″ x 19″
$325

Horseradish

Margaret Rogers

graphite and colored pencil
19.75″ x 24.75″
$400

Old Rag

Margaret Rogers

drypoint etching
17.5″ x 14.75″
$395

Thistle

Margaret Rogers

botanical illustration,
colored pencil and graphite
11″ x 22″
$405.00

Clover

Margaret Rogers

engraving
18.75″ x 15.75″
$295

My studio is located on the Thornton River, tucked behind the family coffee roastery and gallery in Sperryville Va. The materials and methods I use for my work haven’t changed from when intaglio engraving first emerged in the early 1400s. Goldsmiths were decorating armor, religious items, and musical instruments. Durer and Hopfer were two of the earliest artists who exploited the copperplate engraving and use of ferric chloride etching. Though zinc plates and nitric acid are have become more popular in the modern printmaking studio, I prefer the long-standing tradition and put my knuckle to the copper plate. When the sharp drypoint stylus drags through the soft metal to raise the burr, I’m encouraged to know the engravers Durer and Rembrandt performed the same motions. To find the best way to render both delicacy and vastness of a landscape or capture figures in a small drypoint etching is a unique challenge.

Rogers majored in design at Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, and exhibits in New York City, Richmond, and Washington, DC.

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Margaret Rogers also participated in the October Virtual Art Exhibitions. Click here to see more of her work and here to watch the recording of the live Meet-the-Artist event.