About Mac Rogers
Mac is a native of Orangeburg, SC and graduated from Clemson University in 1972. He began flying and painting at a young age, and pursued flying as a career and painting as a hobby until 2004. Painting then became a very pleasurable second career.
Mac retired June 1, 2004 from a 25 year career as a pilot for Delta Air Lines. This career provided opportunities to visit interesting destinations and he frequently sketched or painted in the off time during his travels. While living in the Atlanta area he studied with Ben Shute, founder of the Atlanta College of Art, and Tony Couch, fellow Delta pilot and acknowledged watercolor artist, author, and teacher. Mac’s interest in painting was directly influenced by the art of the late Jim Harrison of Denmark, SC. He also draws inspiration from by the paintings of Albert Bierstadt, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Frederick Kensett, Peter Ellenshaw, and John Stobart.
Retirement provided an opportunity to pursue painting more diligently than before, and he has enjoyed full time painting since. He views each new project as a fresh challenge and draws inspiration from God’s creation of people, places, color and light. Mac paints exclusively in acrylics, and uses both masonite and stretched canvas surfaces depending upon the detail required for the subject. Mac and Melanie, his wife of 46 years, also of Orangeburg, have been residents of the Beaufort area since 1989. They have two children and four grandchildren.