Roy Edwards

Gothic
78x91cms
Gothic
Kaleidoscope
78x89cms
Kaleidoscope
Very Blue
93x78cms
Very Blue
A game of three halves
43x55cms
A game of three halves
Facade
43x38cms
Facade
Les Damoiselles
54x45cms
Les Damoiselles
Mad Hatter
49x39cms
Mad Hatter
Mrs de Milo to you
49x39cms
Mrs de Milo to you
Rockface
39x50cms
Rockface
Sky Raider
50x40cms
Sky Raider
Stained Glass
48x62cms
Stained Glass
Stained Window
54x44cms
Stained Window
Weird Fish
44x54cms
Weird Fish
Possible Futures
78x87cms
Possible Futures
Sally 4th
56x46cms
Sally 4th
Moonlight Becomes Electra
51x41cms
Moonlight Becomes Electra
Just Good Friends
41x41cms
Just Good Friends
Girl to the left
82x67cms
Girl to the left
Two Towers
97x77cms
Two Towers
Celtic Suite I
86x71cms
Celtic Suite I
Looking Out
86x71cms
Looking Out

Roy was born in 1944 and educated at Columbia Road School, East London, Parmiters Grammar then Cambridge Grammar, where he was described as a “could do better” pupil. One year at Cambridge Art School followed as a “could attend occasionally” student. After which he spent three years at Cordwainers Tech. College and was recognised as “Student of the year” in 1964, a gold watch moment!

He then designed ladies fashion shoes until retirement, never knowingly overpaid. However, Roy claims that many regular trips to Italy helped hone his skills at eating pasta and drinking Chianti.

Roy has painted all his life in most media, including the early renaissance medium of egg tempera, watercolour, oils and acrylics. The lesson he learned during these long years at the easel was to “use only the finest materials available, the best materials can actually be inspiring and your work will outlast you”. Painting and music are the two ways of communicating without using words and can communicate feelings and ideas for which language has no meaningful words. His artistic hero is not a painter, but Beethoven, whose late quartets represent the high point in western culture. Painters he admire range from Botticelli to Rembrandt to Hundertwasser to Howard Hodgkin.

Oasis
78x98cms
Blue Tiles
49x39cms
Cuba
54x44cms
Archway
97x78cms