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DISNEY - THE ART COLLECTION OF TIM ROGERSON

Inspired by the works of Edgar Degas and Malcolm Liepke, the North Carolina native has embarked on an artistic journey that has taken him from Degas to Disney to darling of the industry.

Fulfilling his dream, Mr. Rogerson was accepted as a student at the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, majoring in Illustration. "I was a very traditional art student and explored all works; from the old masters to modern art," says the artist. "My influences include Degas and John Singer Sargent; with his perfect, confident brushstrokes...their work has allowed me to push the envelope with my abstraction of life.

Using the medium of oil paints, Mr. Rogerson focuses on capturing people in social settings, My work will always evolve, becoming more sophisticated and detailed, says Mr. Rogerson.

While studying at the Ringling School, Mr. Rogerson gained the reputation as an upcoming artist and influence in his own right. His unique style was recognized when he was awarded the 2003 Best Painter Award from Ringling, followed by 2003 and 2004 Best of Ringling Award. One of his known works was an emotionally compelling portrait of Mr. Lincoln.

Mr. Rogerson is taking the art world by storm with his whimsical imagery for Disney Fine Art and this summer's launch of Tim Rogerson's Cosmopolitan POP: A Series of Paintings About Everyday Life and the Games People Play; a series of collections of works that showcase the lighter side of life. "I want my paintings to celebrate life and stay fresh... I try to stay away from the basic routine and technique because my joy for painting comes from the challenge of creating something entirely new," says the artist about Cosmopolitan POP.

Mr. Rogerson's latest success has come in the form of an official title. Named an Official Artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Winter Team, Mr. Rogerson has taken the POP world by surprise again with his colorful and impacting style. Tim Rogerson has obtained this designation by working with An Official Licensee of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Fine Art Ltd.

Rogerson's piece titled "US Olympic Winter Team 2006" will be released as both a limited edition giclée in an edition of 250 and an open edition poster. His contribution will help support the U.S. Olympic Winter Team.

As my style is emerging and I break down the composition into simple shapes, with each shape having its palette it's a jigsaw puzzle of color to form an image, says Mr. Rogerson. - Collectors Editions