Dawn at Chatworth Park, Derbyshire       



landscape paintings
figure drawings
images of Cornwall

Kelham Island Museum
commissioned works
Lockbund Residency



Roy Ridsdale


Roy Ridsdale - Artist - click for scarier image







Only known picture of God

Graduated Royal College of Art 1969

After lecturing thirty years full time at the Lincoln College of Art, teaching drawing and painting, Roy re-established himself as a painter / Illustrator.

He exhibits continually.
recent exhibitions:
Porter Brook Gallery Sheffield
Derwent Wye Gallery, Derbyshire
Pollyanna's, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Shaw House, Wiltshire
Great Sheffield Art Show
Tolcarne Gallery, Newlyn
Lockbund, Cropredy

Residency: Lockbund Sculpture Foundry, Cropredy, Warwickshire, Spring 2013

Figure painting and drawing workshops
Roy continues to teach drawing and painting from the figure to semi professionals, A level and art students, and those wishing to embark upon a career in art and design. He runs training days for those wishing to improve their abilities at teaching drawing and painting and is currently working with the Lincolnshire Schools Improvement Service to provide support for those students who are gifted and talented within areas of art and design..

Practical demonstration is central to Roy’s approach to teaching. The cognitive processes of listening, watching and reading continually feature throughout. Learning takes place within a structured series of practical workshops through exercises which cover all the fundamental requirements of drawing from a subject, including proportion and measuring, light and shade, wet and dry media and colour painting. 

Drawing is the basis of all Roy’s work. As a descriptive process he uses drawing to depict the natural phenomena in the visual world. Visual tricks caused by light, local and reflected colour and extreme viewpoints are Roy's interests. Elements within a  composition are examined and used as abstract statements.

The function of colour relationships are emphasised along with visual texture and mark making.

Drawing the figure is a vehicle upon which Roy develops his observational and drawing skill with a variety of media. This consistent activity relates directly to all the visual processes applied to making pictures.





Roy Ridsdale official site last modified: May 10, 2015