Roger Connolly was born in London in 1960.He studied at the Oxford Brookes school of architecture, finishing his training and registering as an architect in 1990. Shortly after he changed careers and for many years worked full time as an artist. He has sold his work all over the world as well as a member of the royal family, the Hilton Group and the John Lewis Partnership, a leading UK department store chain.

He is well known for his unique architectural watercolour style which combines fluid linework with subtlety of colour.

In essence this original charcoal nude is an extension of that style combined with some aspects of the Japanese Sumi E style of painting.