FREER, Roy D

1938 - ?

Born at Birmingham in 1938. Roy studied at Bournville School of Art 1953-1956, Birmingham College of Art 1956-58 and Birmingham University Art Teachers' Centre in 1968. An artist in oil and watercolour and an art course tutor and organiser, and lecturer and elected a member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1967, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in Watercolour in 1989 and the New English Art Club in 2000 and where he regularly exhibits. Since becoming a full time artist, Roy Freer's work has shown a single-minded focus in using overlays of rich colour to depict still life, figure and landscape as a way of presenting a visual understanding of his subject. Working from a familiar selection of either studio based still life objects, or outdoor features he continues to explore the tension held both within and between objects to a degree whereby they are held by the fulcrum of the painting. He has also exhibited at Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton; The Catto Gallery, London; The Cedar House Gallery, Surrey; Hunter Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk; Chappel Gallery, Chappel, Essex and elsewhere. He married at Birmingham in 1963, artist Sally Freer [q.v.] and they lived at 5 Bridgefoot, Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk.




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