Roger Bansemer and his wife Sarah who reside in St. Augustine, host and produce
the PBS television series "Painting and Travel with Roger and Sarah
Bansemer." The series began in 2008 and within a year 176 PBS stations
nationwide picked up the PBS show. Over the past year the series has
aired over 6,000 times nationwide and they are currently working on
their 7th season of shows.
The series which combines popular public television genres of art and travel can be seen locally on WJCT. It brings viewers out of the art studio and into the natural world as Roger paints on location from Colorado to Maine and here in St. Augustine. Roger's technical know-how and experience in art as well as videography translates well from the canvas to the screen with his fine instructional skills and observations about the world of painting and art.
Sarah rounds out the program with her thoughtful interviews as they take the back roads discovering out of the way places and famous landmarks. You can watch a sample program at PaintingAndTravel.com Roger is one of today's most versatile and insightful artists. Spanning five prolific decades, his paintings cover a wide spectrum from landscapes, shorebirds, wildlife, beachscapes, and nautical themes. Roger has published eight books including Southern Shores, Journey to Titanic and Mountains in the Mist featuring his paintings with forewords by author James A. Michener, artist James Rosenquist, and film maker James Cameron.
He is known as America's premier painter of lighthouses and has rendered hundreds of paintings and drawings used in his books on lighthouses. Bansemer has been the guest of two expeditions to the Titanic and made the two-and-a-half mile dive in a Russian submersible. Roger was the 112th person to dive to the stricken ship and the first artist ever to have done paintings at the site over Titanic. His experience has resulted in a book filled with artwork and narrative with a foreword by filmmaker James Cameron. Most recently he has illustrated his wife Sarah's children's book, What Teddy Likes, which can be read in five languages.
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