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 /
He exhibits continually.
Porter Brook Gallery Sheffield
Derwent Wye Gallery, Derbyshire
Pollyanna's, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Shaw House, Wiltshire
Great Sheffield Art Show
Tolcarne Gallery, Newlyn
Sculpture Foundry, Cropredy, Warwickshire, Spring 2013
Figure painting and drawing workshops
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..
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.