Roger Williamson Books
The author of several books including The Sun at Night, Lucifer Diaries,The Black Book of the Jackal and Tarot of the Morning Star.
Nobody deserves the “outsider” tag more than Roger Williamson.
Completely self-taught, mysteriously moved in his 40’s to take up the
brush, gloriously isolated from mainstream curatorial prerogatives paints for no one but himself. Even if every other mammal stepped off the planet, he’d almost
surely go on doing his Muses’ dirty work. Yet the artist hasn’t a
single naive bone in his body. And while (the odd portrait excepted) he
strictly depicts images from his own rich inner life, Williamson, like
the universe itself, loathes stasis.
Wanderlust and constant self-transformation figure in every aspect of
the UK transplant’s life, from his ongoing exploration of ceremonial
magic, shamanism, and a few dozen related disciplines to his nine
published books. Equally adept at tweaking received themes and
representing newly broached regions of his deepest psyche, Williamson
defies cookie-cutter assumptions about visionary artists simply by
following his heart. Neither prophet nor poet the painter most often
finds (and/or loses) himself playing journalist/spy in some of quantum
reality’s diciest opportunity zones, intent on bringing us everything
Prometheus didn’t. –Rod Smith