Roy was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1969, and is the second of five children. Roy has been drawing and sketching since he was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child he recalls his fascination with sketching his favourite hockey players, Mike Palmateer, Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden. His ability to recreate their likeness caught the watchful eyes of his parents and teachers and he was accepted into the 'Specialty Art Program' at the high school which he attended. Following the advice of his peers and teachers Roy later followed up with several drawing and painting courses at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
Roy creates his paintings in his Brampton home/studio where he lives with his wife and two daughters. When Roy finds time away from his busy life as a Marketing Manager for a Hi-Tech Software company (Roy hopes to soon retire from his current career and become a full-time artist), he can be found hiking along the Bruce Trail or Rouge Valley with his family, collecting his never ending supply of reference material.
Roy works in many different mediums but feels most at home working with Acrylics on Masonite. His main passion is wildlife and nature (he tends to focus on 'Bird of Prey' and North American 'Big Cats') but does occasionally paint still life and anything that 'moves' him. Artists that have influenced Roy over the years include Robert Bateman, John Seerey-Lester and Carl Brenders.
The position and dynamics of Roy's work have been said to have such a captivating sense of the moment that they are hard to resist. If you are lucky and his schedule permits you might catch Roy exhibiting his works at one of the many exhibits in Southern Ontario.
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