Roger Harvey was born in Coventry and won a scholarship to The Coventry College of Art, where he studied landscape and portraiture. On leaving college, Roger joined The Royal Air Force.

His two great interests are art and photography. He won his first prize in photography at the age of eleven and, in later life, was awarded eight Fuji Platinum Photographer of the Year Awards. He is a qualified general practice photographer ABIPP, AMPA. 

Throughout his business career, Roger continued to paint professionally and became a full time, professional artist in 2009. 

Roger believes there is a close link between art and photography, which the old masters discovered with camera obscura, making the two closely intertwined and complementing each other.