Roy studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and initially worked as a book illustrator specialising in diagrams and detailed illustrations for educational books.
In 1980, he made the break from graphics and became a freelance painter when he started producing paintings and prints for London Contemporary Art soon becoming one of the top selling artists in America and Japan with solo exhibitions in major cities including New York, Washington and Tokyo.
In his fifties, Roy stopped painting and he and his wife Manny put their savings into rental properties. What started as a five-year plan to safeguard the family future turned into fifteen years of building work and maintenance.
Roy is finally getting back to what makes him happy: painting. His intention is to try to stay calm, have some faith, and see where his work takes him