Roy Wright PS
"Many of my recent drawings have been concerned with depicting the trees I see on my walks in Richmond Park, Kew and the surrounding area. I feel inspired by the physical and powerful presence of these beautiful natural forms. I'm often drawn to the bark of an old oak or try to capture, for example, snow clinging to the trunks and branches after snow storms. There is a great satisfaction that can be gained from hours spent in close scrutiny of a tree. There is something extraordinary about the relationship between ourselves and trees. The need to be close to nature, walking through forests renewing our spirits with their beauty and the constantly changing seasons."
Roy has taken part in many group shows, including the Cheltenham Open Drawing, Drawings & Watercolours Fair, New English Art Club, Laing Landscape Competition , Messum's, London Art Fair, 20/21 British Art Fair, Art DC Washington USA, Hunting Art Prizes, AA Fair NYC New York, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Roman Black Gallery, Thompson's, Martin's Gallery, Art on Paper Fair, Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Kew Gardens Gallery, Art London, Southampton City Art Gallery, Art Melbourne Australia, Orleans House Gallery and the RA Summer Exhibitions of 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011 (shortlisted 2008 and 2010).
2011 - The Daler Rowney Award (Pastel Society)
2009 - The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award (Pastel Society)
2003 - Elected as a member of the Pastel Society
2002 - Willie Hoffmann-Guth Award (Pastel Society)
2002 - Award for most popular work in "Arcadia in the City" exhibition
2001 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition award for a drawing of a work of architecture
1999 - Cross Gate Gallery, USA, Award (Pastel Society)
1988 - Graphic Artist of the Year (British Press Awards)
1987 - Graphic Artist of the Year (British Press Awards)Member - The Royal Society of British Artists
Member – The Pastel Society. Elected as President in 2012.
'Oak Tree, Spring' 2007 charcoal drawing chosen to be illustrated on greetings cards sold through the Royal Academy of Arts shops 2007/08/09/10/11/12 (Canns Down Press for RA Enterprises).
'You Can Never Hold Back Spring IV' 2011 charcoal drawing image selected for postcards to be sold through the Royal Academy of Arts shops 2011/12 (for RA Enterprises).
Works in many corporate, public and private collections including:
The Open University, Liberty Syndication (Boston, USA), BHF Charterhouse CCF, Merrill Lynch British Collection, Richmond & Twickenham Arts Council, Donald Nowicki (Art acquisitions Ralph Lauren), Harrogate Borough Arts Council, Countess of Perth, Lady Langley, Heather Binney (Natural Climate Variability & Global Warming), Annabel Allot (Soil Association), Evans Property Holdings Plc, Black Family Investments, Nikki & Martin Bailie (Glue Isobar), Christos Katsivelis (Withers LLP), Terence Faulkner (CEO Leathams Ltd), Jonathan Paine (NM Rothchild), Stephen Wiener (CEO Cineworld Cinemas), Richard Gillingwater CBE, Herschel Post MBE, Elizabeth & Charlie Mayfield (Chairman John Lewis Partnership), Richard Todd QC, Terry Gilliam, Cath Kidston MBE.