The Yes Royal Affair Tour

Roger will be accompanying Yes on their 2019 Royal Affair Tour. He will be taking some of his artwork with him.

At the beginning of his friendship with the members of Yes, Roger had the idea of a story about a child who lived on a tiny planet. The cover paintings for, Close to the Edge became the first manifestation of the story. He is now recording the story in words, as well as paintings, and we will keep you up to date with his progress.

The unmissable Wallaby

Wallabies gone wild

Roger was asked to create a unique Wallaby for the fundraising summer activities for the Isle of Man Hospice.

If there’s anyone out there who would like to check out the Wallaby trail or donate to this fantastic place on a little wild island between England and Ireland, please click on the link. https://www.hospice.org.im/wallabies-gone-wild/. As you can see, the Wallaby in the photograph was never intended to fade into the background.

Roger’s interest in camouflage is just as useful when it comes to making something visible, as invisible. He had no idea until this creature arrived how big it as going to be, or how heavy! The idea was that it should be fun as a project, as well as fun to have around.

Fly From Here

Yes’s album, ‘Fly From Here’ is decorated with airmail letters. Where did they came from, who sent them and who were they meant for? This needs investigating, there is no conclusive evidence with regard to where they came from, who sent them and who they were meant for, can you help?

The covers, names and address’s are almost indecipherable. One has been sent from Argentina to England and the other from Basra to Cairo, this one is marked urgent. Someone could need help, is it already too late?

The first airmail
The second airmail

After Nick Bantock https://www.nickbantock.com/ whose work I love in fact all his books are great!

Yesyears

Early Yes

In 1974 Roger travelled with Yes, and from time to time, did what we all do, record his adventures in photographs. These are a sample of some of the photographs that he took.

In their twenties, Yes were already playing to audiences of tens of thousands in massive auditoriums, sometimes more than twice a day in the United States.

The stage sets, lighting equipment, instruments, engineers and support staff came to form an airborne caravanserai from the UK. Landing in the US, Yes were welcomed in this far off place and invited to perform their magic, which they did, to great acclaim.