Our television series “Painting & Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer” began in early 2010 and we have completed our 10th season of shows. Our travels and filming has brought us all over the United States including Alaska as well as the Caribbean and Mexico.
Recently our show has been picked up by the Create Channel and over the past year we have been aired on 327 stations nationwide.
Over the past year the series has aired an incredible 12,242 times with a coverage of 86% of the country.
Roger’s prolific career as an artist covers a wide spectrum, from earlier abstract works to the present day representational paintings of landscapes, shorebirds, wildlife, beachscapes, and nautical themes.
He has eight published books featuring his paintings with forewords by author James A. Michener, artist James Rosenquist, and film maker James Cameron. Roger has been the guest of two expeditions to the Titanic wreck site, and is the first artist ever to have made paintings while in a three person submersible hovering over the bow of Titanic. His other adventures include logging over 700 flights as a hot-air balloonist.
Sarah Shurcliff Bansemer
Sarah studied music and drama at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and has always had an eye for beauty and a love of travel. She is co-producer of the series and narrates the travelogue part of each episode with her gentle voice and easy going style. Recently completed is her first children’s’ book, “What Teddy Likes”.