Roger Whitlock has been painting in watercolor since 1985. He is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Hawai’i Watercolor Society. Since 1993, he has had over thirty solo shows and has participated in many group shows, both in Hawai’i and on the mainland, and in international exhibitions in Incheon, Korea, Taipei City, Taiwan, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Reviewing one of his solo shows, Honolulu Advertiser art critic Virginia Wageman wrote: “In his ever-shifting focus on subjects, bringing variety to an exceptional oeuvre, Roger Whitlock is one of Hawai’i’s premier watercolorists.” In 2001, Watercolor Magic recognized Whitlock as one of 15 American watercolor painters “to watch.” In 2008, he was named in a Honolulu Magazine article by Andrew Rose, as one of “9 Hawai’i Artists to Collect.” Watercolor Artist featured his art in a 2010 article called “Twelve by Two.”
A native of Seattle, he lived in Honolulu from 1970 to 2016. He now lives in the Edmonds, Washington. In his years in Hawai’i he taught watercolor classes and workshops at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center on Maui. His work is in many private and corporate collections; it is also in the collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art and the State of Hawai’i.