HARDY, Roger Francis

1969 - ?

Roger Hardy

Born in the Deben district of Suffolk in December 1969, son of Rex Francis Hardy (1938-2000) and his wife Janet A. née Rayner, who married in Samford, Suffolk in 1967. Roger graduated with a BA (Hons.) in graphic design from Kingston upon Thames College of Art and Design. This led to a successful career in design in London, by which he realised that he could paint and sculpt full-time, so in 2000, together with his wife Judith (Copeland), whom he married at Richmond upon Thames in 1998, returned to Suffolk. A painter of local scenes, interpreting them through the use of emotive colour and the Suffolk landscape resonates with him and Aldeburgh beach is the setting for a number of recent paintings with the daily battles fishermen have wrestling a living from the North Sea. He introduces objects found on the beach, such as birds' skulls and wings, into his paintings as symbols of the cycle of life, death and renewal. He may employ a triptych format for narrative paintings exploring the lives of fishermen both current and past, such as in the Peter Grimes series. He has a studio at Castlewinds, Badingham Road, Framlingham, Suffolk and contributed to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013, 'Iken Church from Snape'.

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