Roy Hughes

Roy is an artist who loves life and believes in living it well. His enthusiasm comes across in his art. Witty and thought provoking, and never to be taken at face value, his work shows he's not afraid to combine an edgy beauty with concepts from art, design, and psychology. This surfaces in both his tightly worked line art and free hand sketches. They can be stark, tinted or daubed wildly with colour. He likes ink and is often covered in it.

His work is mostly decorative which makes it hang-able but it is also the new radical. It's covert symbolist in nature, the meaning within each piece is not revealed until you linger over it. He wants you to place yourself in the picture and imagine what happens next.

He combines this with his work as a commercial photographer for businesses and he's always happy in a studio with a set of lights. His eye for high key composition and unexpected viewpoints filters through to his drawn work.

Roy's done some stuff and still does, has authored a couple of academic textbooks, published widely, consulted in science and technology. He gets easily bored doing any one thing.