Portrait of Roger Whiting

The environment of a school or business should have its own distinct visual appeal. Colorful, playful and polished environments draw positive attention and help to create a unique sense of place. I transform environments to achieve those objectives. I enjoy working on tight deadlines and finishing projects efficiently. I prefer working with assistants and/or youth on projects so I can share what I have learned and create more artwork in my lifetime than I possibly could alone.


Youth in the lower-income neighborhoods of Utah may not have art in their lives as much as their peers without intervention. Youth with disabilities and/or youth in the foster-care system often need extra support to develop their confidence to take control of their lives. Working on permanent art installations allows these youth to make decisions that have lasting impacts on their communities, thus showing them that they have a positive contribution to make in their world.


When appropriate, I involve my students in the process of creating from brainstorming up through completion. I am both a project faciliator and an active participant of the communities I serve.

Individual Member – Society of American Mosaic Artists


In the News

KRCL 90.9 FM- August 10, 2015
Salt Lake County ZAP Blog – August 5, 2015
Salt Lake Tribune – July 5, 2012
Standard-Examiner – May 25, 2012
Taylorsville/Kearns Journal – May 23, 2012
The Oquirrh Times – Aug 4, 2011
Salt Lake Tribune – Jun 8, 2011
Deseret News – Dec 30, 2010
Sugar House Journal – Nov 18, 2010
Salt Lake Tribune – Nov 12, 2010
Deseret News – May 12, 2010
Peoria Republic (AZ) – Apr 29, 2008
Everett Herald (WA) – Dec 1, 2004


Academic Writing for TAJAltSpace.com (Teaching Artist Journal)

Artist in a Business Class – June 16, 2015
The Secret Grading Procedures of a Teaching Artist – January 8, 2015
“Are You Going to Pay Me?” – November 11, 2014

Photo by Sergio Diez