Roger Hale was born in Farnborough, England, on July 24, 1943. After leaving public school armed with diplomas proving a strong bias to the right side of the brain, he joined the Farnham Academy of Fine Arts in Surrey, UK. Apart from following courses in painting, sculpture and lithography, Hale created his own portfolio of graphic design. This resulted in his being head hunted by two leading international advertising agencies. Lost to this heady and glamorous world—as it was way back then—Hale never took the time to explore the depths of his talent for painting. He did exhibit and sell work sporadically, but career planning and all expenses paid trips to exotic places always managed to win his young and somewhat foolish heart and mind. Hale held a number of creative and management positions at three of the worlds most reputable agencies in London, Brussels and Amsterdam before starting his own agency in this last city under the name of Hale & Friends.
In its heyday H&F was voted ‘the best in its category’ by a trade monitor of advertising agencies, but after a total of twenty-three years in the business Hale took the almost unprecedented step of closing his agency in midstream and embarking on an uncharted journey in search of what he now calls; ‘a sincere and uncomplicated existence’.
Although spiritual pursuit of that goal can be infernally eternal, at least living on an island in Brazil and focusing on painting and writing has gone a long way towards achieving it!
Staying focussed on the sometimes incredulous creativity and genius of man, and the wondrous beauty of this planet. If I don't, man's sometimes incredulous cruelty and destruction will blind me.
“If a problem can be solved, there’s no need to worry about it.
And if it can’t be solved, it’s pointless to worry about it.”
A Buddhist teaching.
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