Artists Exhibiting At Our Art Fair
Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
From a young age I was fascinated by the glamour of Hollywood and the Golden Age of cinema. I was drawn to old movies and beautiful stars such as Garbo, Harlow and Dietrich - a glorious escape from my reality of a small town in Scotland.
Their images in films and in gorgeous studio portraits by the likes of Hurrell would captivate me but also contrast with scandalous stories that I would read about them in gossip magazines, salacious biographies and my ultimate favourite - Kenneth Anger’s ‘Hollywood Babylon’.
These contradictions were fascinating to me and something that drives the work I create today as I aim to show different sides to a subject. Using mixed media I build up a portrait with collage, painting and drawing, and mix different techniques to create a layered and textured artwork.
Having drawn and painted every day until I left home at 18, I then had a long period where I didn’t touch a pencil (or brush) and in that time I did various things - business analyst, insurance clerk, sandwich maker, computer programmer - but around 2010 I got back together again with art and reignited my passion for creating. In 2013 I went to Camberwell College of Arts, London, to do a Printmaking MA, and since graduating from there a year later I have been working as a full-time professional artist. I live and work in south east London.