Roy began making beautiful landscape paintings from his slides and photos taken while climbing and backpacking in the High Sierras of California. He says that capturing the beauty and light in his paintings is what gets him out in nature along with his love of the outdoors and the need to travel.
Roy teaches workshops in oils, acrylics,watercolors and pastels. He offers classes in Sedona Arizona and you can also contact him to set up a small private group class in the medium of your choice.Special wet on wet oil painting classes are also offered. He is a frequent instructor at the Art Center in Yosemite National Park and teaches at conventions around the country.
Associations Roy belongs to are: Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA), San Gabriel Fine Arts Association, T.E.A.M., a national association of art instructors, and is a Master Instructor certified by Alexander Art and is a Teaching Partner with Chartpak, makers of Grumbacher paints and brushes. Roy is also a WILSON BICKFORD PAINTING PARTNER.
Roy states 'I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not only for His love and forgiveness but for the artistic abilities I now have.'