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Roy painting in his studio

Roy North was born in West Yorkshire U.K. in 1946. In 1961 he won a Scholarship to the Barnsley School of Art before attending the Hammersmith/Chelsea College of Art in London attaining a London Certificate in Painting in 1967.

Roy has exhibited in many London exhibitions and received the Percy Brown Award at the Hammersmith Summer Show in 1981 and was elected to the Selection Committee. He has also exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well as having annual Open Studio weeks at his studio in London as part of the ACAVA Group of artists, a selection of his paintings being purchased by the Hammersmith Hospital for permanent show. Roy has been commissioned to execute external and internal murals for various public bodies throughout London.

Roy painting in his studio Roy painting in his studio

Roy moved from London to West Sussex in 1988 taking up part time teaching whilst continuing to paint, exhibiting locally and nationally. He travelled extensively during the 1990s visiting Museums and Art galleries throughout the world, compiling new ideas for future works.

Roy now lives and works from his studio in Ashwater, North West Devon. In 2005 he took part in the 9 Days of Art open studio exhibition and is a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists.

Roy continues to progress his work with light and movement as the recurring theme.

Sadly, after a courageous fight against cancer, Roy passed away on 14th June 2017

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