As a rising star in the art world, Tim Rogerson casts his artwork with an evident energy and passion. Inspired by the works of Degas and Picasso, the North Carolina native has embarked on an artistic journey that has taken him from Degas to Disney to darling of the industry.
Born in Orlando, FL, Mr. Rogerson moved with his family to North Carolina at the age of four. His father, who at the time, was employed by Walt Disney World as Show Director in charge of managing the parades and performances in the Magic Kingdom, made every day a magical adventure for the future artist. “My father taught me how to draw Mickey when I was five and I’ve wanted to be a Disney Artist ever since, I was hooked.” says the artist.
Since graduating from Ringling College of Art & Design in 2004 with a BFA in Illustration, Mr. Rogerson has been taking the art world by storm with his whimsical characters and radiant colors. With the help of Collectors Editions, exclusive publisher of Disney Fine Art, Mr. Rogerson has become one of the top collected Disney Fine Artists of today with his works selling in galleries all over the world. His modern twist to classic Disney images and colorful interpretations of life has won critical acclaim by the trade and his peers.
Mr. Rogerson had the honor of being named Official Artist of the 2006 Olympic Winter Team alongside world renowned artists Peter Max and Alfred Gockel. In 2009, Mr. Rogerson was named Official Artist of Disney’s first ever D23 Expo where he created his most ambitious work, “In The Company of Legends,” which now sits in the Disney archives as a piece of Disney history. Mr. Rogerson has also been the Official Artist of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and most recently, Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary.
In 2014, Mr. Rogerson joined forces with Marvel Fine Art to create artworks celebrating the many heroes and villains of the Marvel universe. “As a kid, my favorite two characters to draw were Mickey Mouse and Spider Man. Today, it’s so incredible to me that I still get to paint my favorite two characters, but now as a professional. What a life!” says the artist.
Mr. Rogerson lives in Celebration, FL with his wife and daughter.