Roger Parish’s background in art is painting and printmaking. He studied printmaking at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He is also a member of the Guild of Papermakers based in Philadelphia. Holding a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago and having worked in pharmaceutical R&D, Roger’s artwork is driven by nature to be an experimenter with mediums, always looking for a different way to achieve unique effects. In recent years he has worked mostly with watercolors, printmaking and handmade paper. Roger does watercolors on synthetic Yupo paper. These watercolor images may also be transferred from the synthetic paper to printmaking paper using an etching press, creating monotypes, either alone or as part of a collage. His etchings and monotypes are often on handmade paper, with his naturally-colored mulberry papers and monotypes containing fiber trees being particularly unique. He also makes clayprints, which involves the creation of an image on a slab of wet clay by painting with water-based gouache-like pigments, and then transferring the wet image onto an archival white canvas-like material.A member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of upstate New York, Roger’s works often contain Native American themes or symbols. He is a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association. Several of his works are represented in the permanent collections of the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY, the Longyear Museum at Colgate University, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut, the New York State Museum in Albany, and the Fenimore Museum of Art in Cooperstown. A collection of his works was on a traveling exhibit in Europe and Canada in 2003-2005. He has participated in the ART in Embassies Program with the U.S. State Department.