A native of Nebraska, Roger Carlisle came to Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1974, where he taught drawing and painting in the Art Department at Arkansas State University. He earned his BFA and MFA from the University of Nebraska. The artist worked in oil, acrylic, pastels, and watercolor. His striking landscapes have a broad range of vibrant color, mood, and style. His work has been shown in major competitions throughout the country, including Arts for the Parks National Competition in Jackson Hole, WY. His work has won major commissions and prizes. He was commissioned to design the Arkansas Sesquintennial Stamp in 1986 for the U.S. Postal Service and numerous collector panels for the U.S. Postal Commemorative Society. Collectors of Carlisle’s work include Stephens Inc., The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, IBERIA Bank and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.