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Roger Bansemer

Visual Artist



Roger Bansemer, an author, artist, and filmmaker, has spent his entire adult life dedicated to his creative pursuits. Currently residing in St. Augustine, Florida, with his wife Sarah, Roger is renowned for his nationally televised series “Painting and Travel with Roger and Sarah Bansemer,” produced independently for Public Television. Over the years, they have completed 143 half-hour programs, reaching 91% of the country in 168 markets. Their show has been a staple on PBS stations and the Create Channel, airing over 32,000 times in 2023.

Roger's connection to Florida runs deep, as he has lived and worked in the state for 66 years. His journey began when his parents relocated to Clearwater when he was just nine years old. He pursued his passion for art at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota before serving in the U.S. Navy. During his service, he utilized his artistic talents as an Illustrator/Draftsman for the “Cruiser-Destroyerman” magazine while stationed on an aircraft carrier in Mayport.