We have carefully selected for you some of our favourite artists. Here you can find information of each artist who has shown at a Roy’s People Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
The majority of my paintings are a response to local motifs such as that of Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire. As a starting point, I work from colour sketches made on the spot. I carry an idea or image in my head, focussing on the remembered light, colour and space. Whilst the final painting may deviate from my original idea, I try to ensure that it conveys something of the truth of that initial experience.
I currently find inspiration in the work of artists such as Richard Diebenkorn , Joan Eardley and Rose Hilton, for their use of colour, vigorous brushwork and exciting mark making. By constantly referring to their work I am helped in the many qualitative decisions that have to be made throughout the painting process. I use thick impasto paint, often mixed with sand, which gives the image a tactile quality, reminiscent of the landscape itself.
Through the process of making the painting I discover what I want to say. It’s a struggle because I am often working in the dark. If it was simply a matter of starting at A and finishing at B – what would be the point in that? Hopefully my paintings convey something of the journey I have taken.