Roger Swainston is an Australian painter. Naturalist and Zoologist since 1981, he is one of the most recognized artists of the underwater world.
1982 work at Museum of WA Ichtyhyology Dept
1983 first fish guide book 'Sea Fishes of Southern Australia.' Over the next 15 years he took part in scientific projects from surveying the ocean depths of North Australia to the rainforests and coral reef of Papua New Guinea and illustrates Fishes of North Western Australia, Sharks and Rays of Australia and much more.
1995 underwater painting of the Red Sea - Yemen
1999 a painting 7.2m x 1.5m panel of life in a coral reef as Public Art Project for a primary School
Over the past 35 years he has created some 6000 illustrations of fish and marine life, drawn underwater and painted coral reefs all over the world.
He is the author of Swainston's Fishes of Australia book.