Rog Lyngaas’ Bio

Location: Boise, ID
Email: icedoghans @
phone: +1.208.850.4989


Mentors describe my style as “primitive, expressionistic, & interpretive”. In the raw there are 4 values, shapes and designs, 3 colors, warm and cool, plus the mind of the beholder to finish the painting; because we all walk blindly until we have an aide to guide us on the shining path. Via this the viewer becomes one with the window; and visa versa. Thus completion of thought becomes action of being.

I believe this philosophy matches the teachings of Paul Serusier who said — “Beauty is the love that we devote to an object.”; and “Art is means of communication between souls.”.

My subjects tend to be landscapes on the edge of abstract. It is the contradiction of thought, contrast in shade, and the simplicity of design that drive my brush. Painters I like include Munch, Cezanne, Turner, Serusier, and Bruegel. My style influences are Sandzen, Gruppe, Carlson, Choate, and any Sumi-E master. The resulting windows for thought look like paintings by Jonas Lie, Walt Gonske, and Louisa McElwain.

Basement Gallery, 928 W Main St, Boise, Idaho, 208.333.0309
Eclectic Art Store, 280 N Eighth St, Boise, Idaho, 208.703.5149

Apr-May10, Initial Point Gallery, [30+] Meridian, ID

GROUP EXHIBITIONS [number of paintings]
Since Oct09, Eclectic Art Store, [5-6] Boise, ID
Jul-Aug09, Initial Point Gallery, Idaho Painters Guild [6] Meridian, ID
Jun-Aug09, Buhl Plein Air Paintout [4] Buhl, ID
May-Jun09, Basement Gallery, Classic Landscapes [16] Boise, ID
Aug-Sep08, Eagle Ribfest, Idaho Painters Guild [25] Eagle, ID
Jun-Aug08, Buhl Plein Air Paintout [1] Buhl, ID
Nov-Dec07, Spotlight Gallery, Students [6] Boise, ID
Jun-Aug07, Buhl Plein Air Paintout [1] Buhl, ID

2009 W. Idaho State Fair, Honorable Mention, Idaho Landscape, Prof.
2009 W. Idaho State Fair, Honorable Mention, Landscape, Prof.
2008 W. Idaho State Fair, 2nd Place, Idaho Landscape, Professional.
2007 W. Idaho State Fair, Honorable Mention, Waterscape, Amateur.
2007 W. Idaho State Fair, Honorable Mention, Landscape, Amateur.
2007 W. Idaho State Fair, Honorable Mention, Abstract, Amateur.
1983 UW Engineering Expo, “VLSI: Innovation in Silicon”, 2nd Place.
1979 UW Engineering Expo, “RC Flying Saucer”, Honorable Mention.

1983 B.S.E.E. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Madison, WI

Manhattan, NY, USA [2]
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Northampton, MA, USA
Yakima, WA, USA
Seattle, WA, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
Fitchburg, WI, USA
Ketchum, ID, USA
Meridian, ID, USA
Boise, ID, USA [8]


PUBLICATIONS [Art related]

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