Roy started painting seriously at the age of fifteen and sold his first painting at sixteen. After National Service, he entered St. Martin’s School of Art aged twenty-one and gained the Diploma in Painting at twenty-three. He then became involved in Exhibition Design including the painting of murals and sculpture. He exhibited paintings in group shows and private galleries including two one-man shows in the West End during this period.
Roy became involved with architects during the eighties visualising projects on a large scale for English and American practices, (including Norman Foster Associates and the Richard Rogers Partnership). One of these projects culminated in an exhibition of watercolours for the Kings Cross site at St. Pancras. Another was illustrating stations for the Jubilee Line for London Underground and a presentation watercolour for John Major when Prime Minister.
For the past few years, Roy has been concentrating on painting the female face in repose. Studying the contemplative effects of meditation, Roy endeavours to convey to the viewer a sense of complete peace and relaxation. Using tones of one colour, he works in such as way as to almost draw the paint off the canvas to create light and expression.