lucinda rogers drawing reportage on site portrait photograph

Lucinda Rogers works from life in the tradition of the artist as reporter. She immerses herself in an environment and records straight from eye to paper, which gives her drawings a particular spontaneity. Her work records the intimate details and broad views of the changing city she lives in, London, and others she is drawn to including New York and Marrakech. Alongside her own work she has had a prolific illustration career working regularly for the mainstream press and countless other publications and companies, often being sent out to draw on location as a reportage illustrator.

Portrait by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies


  • Foundation Course, Central School of Art
  • BA, Saint Martin’s College of Art
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Edinburgh College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

  • On Gentrification
    House of Illustration, London N1 October 2017
  • Marrakech Drawings
    2016 Tanner and Lawson, Chelsea, London SW3
  • Restaurant Drawings Historic and Contemporary
    2016 L’Escargot, Soho, London W1
  • Industrious
    2016 Rook Lane Arts, Frome, Somerset
  • Employment Land Portfolio
    2015 Heyne Tillett Steel, Clerkenwell, EC2
  • East London Drawings
    The Prince’s Foundation Gallery, London EC2, 2003
  • Ground Zero Drawings
    St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2, September 2002
  • New York and London
    The Gallery at Oxo, London SE1, 2002
  • New York Drawings
    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London WC2, 1999

Group Exhibitions

  • Affordable Art Fair London 2012
    (represented by Gallery One)
  • Now We Are Ten The Campaign for Drawing Exhibition and Auction, London 2009
  • Picture This 100 Years of Creativity at Central St Martin’s, London 2005
  • Heart Agency Group Show Art Directors Club, New York 2003
  • Ambit Artists at the Chelsea Arts Club 2003
  • Affordable Art Fair London 2002
    (represented by Artists in Residence)
  • Art on Paper Fair London 2002
    (represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery)


  • British Museum
  • Museum of London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Somerset House Trust
  • Associated Newspapers

Publications / Articles

  • Lucinda Rogers New York: 103 drawings made from 1988 — 2018. Introduction by Luc Sante. West Street Press, 2019 (read more)
  • Reportager: On Gentrification and Ridley Road drawings (read more)
  • Lucinda Rogers in Tottenham, Spitalfields Life 2015 (read more)
  • An Illustrated Journey Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory, How Books 2013
  • Lucinda Rogers' East End, Spitalfields Life, November 2010 (read more)
  • Drawing at the Hop Farm Festival The Independent Magazine, July 2008
  • The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration Laurence King Books 2006
  • Artists in Britain Since 1945, David Buckman 2006
  • In the Land of Illustrations by Quentin Blake and Joanna Carey, a project for Children and the Arts 2005 (read more)
  • Picture This: 100 Years of Creativity at Central St Martin’s by Sylvia Beckemeyer. London 2005
  • Hand to Eye The work of 45 contemporary illustrators by Angus Hyland and Roanne Bell. Laurence King Books 2003
  • Artists and Illustrators Drawing the city on location. December 2003
  • Design Week Drawing Out Ideas 2003 (read more)
  • The Telegraph A Window on Ground Zero 2002
  • The Times Recording New York’s Nightmare 2002
  • New York Drawings The Independent Magazine 1999

Selected Illustration clients

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