Minneapolis artist


Minneapolis artist Roger Williamson

Symbolic art by Minneapolis visual artist painter Roger Williamson. Original fine art oil paintings inspired by mythological, and magickal themes, including the major and minor arcana cards of the tarot.

Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson. Minneapolis visual artists, Minnesota visual artist,Minnesota visual artists,Fall-Man a triptych of three 8 foot by 4 foot oil on wood panels, 2012/2013. Left Panel Fall: Paradise is for those who do what they are told Reaching for the serpent of wisdom and knowledge the seeker awakens the suppressed aspects of the self. The awakened individual becomes alert to all the previously suppressed personalities and potentials.  We wake up through escaping from the prison of religion and societies values. At the bottom left is our deepest sense of being.  It is awakening from sleep symbolized by the figure’s necklace that is Kephera, the Ancient Egyptian Sun at Night, that forces the Sun to rise at dawn.  On the bottom right of the work we can see the sleeper is guarded by the Goat of Mendes.Center Panel Anesidora Anesidora, she who sends up gifts, is a title of the Greek Pandora.   It is she who releases man’s opportunities, the challenges we need to overcome, from the vase given to her by the Gods.,Right Panel She Enters Her Dream And Takes Back Her Mask Of Power What we need we find within.outsider art
Fall of Man a triptych of three 96 inches by 48 inches oil on wood panels, 2012/2013
Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson. A gallery of mythological paintings
Paintings One. A gallery of mythological paintings
Roger Williamson displays a gallery of dark symbolic art
Paintings Two. A gallery of dark symbolic art
Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson. A gallery of magick, mythology, symbolism and related themes.
Paintings Three. Magick, mythology and symbolism
Roger Williamson presents a gallery of symbolic original paintings
paintings Four. More symbolic paintings
Minneapolis artist Roger Williamson has created a 78 card deck of tarot cards, Tarot of the Morning Star.
Tarot of the Morning Star a deck of 78 cards. Images and interpretations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Williamson visual  artist, resides and creates in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,

These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre, upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.

Using diverse creative media, whether  painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world.  

Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, he encourages artistic audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”

Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night.

Tarot of the Morning Star deck available from Gamecrafter 

Nobody deserves the ‘outsider’ tag more than Minneapolis artist Roger Williamson. Completely self-taught, mysteriously moved in his 40’s to take up the brush, gloriously isolated from mainstream curatorial prerogatives–the founder and proprietor of Magus Books and Herbs 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.

But 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–but they’re the driving forces behind the oils and pastels.

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.  

He is the author of The Sun at Night, Labyrinth: Tales of a Rite of Passage, Lucifer’s: A Basic Handbook of Luciferian Sorcery, The Black Book of the Jackal, On The Arrival of the Machine, Calling up the Spirits, Howling at the Sky, Lucifer Diaries and The Tarot of the Morning Star 78 card deck and book – Rod Smith


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