ABOUT ROGER HUTCHISON

  • I am the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX. Also an artist and writer, I am the author of five books, “The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy”, ”Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent”, ”My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes.”, “Jesus: God Among Us” which was inspired by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to the Episcopal Church to be the “Jesus Movement” in this world, and the newly released ”The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children”.

    Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, I had the privilege of painting with children who were impacted by this tragic event. The experience affected me profoundly and convinced me of a vocation to serve those who grieve with my writing and art.

    I have worked with Paraclete Press and Church Publishing, Inc. and have been featured in the Huffington Post, Modern Loss, Houston Family Magazine, and a number of other publications.

    I would like to move from small faith-based publishers to a larger, more diverse publishing company. I write and create art from a progressive/liberal perspective. I am passionate about justice issues and seek to provide books for children that honor what makes us different, what makes us similar, and how the world is a beautiful place because of those differences.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • “There is prayerful poetry woven through Houston author/artist Roger Hutchison’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. It’s Hutchison’s ambition to use art, color and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing in today’s hurting world. Hutchison is poised to pilgrim alongside the suffering, a desire unmistakably reflected in his words and art.”

    – Kathryn Streeter, Houston Family Magazine, May 2018