After a decade of working solitarily in a studio high on a mountain in Spain, intimate figurative and landscape paintings and collages by artist, Roy Trollope, are now being seen and bought in this country. (Follow pages marked SPAIN.)
During the eight years before he moved to Spain in 1997, Roy produced an entirely different collection of figurative drawings and paintings, much of which has never been exhibited. (Go to 1989-1997 ENGLAND: 'A Period of Reflection'.)
Browse these pages for work still for sale since June 2016 and you will see an outstandingly rich collection of artistic achievement.
Throughout his long career as an artist and teacher at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Roy challenged the assumptions of fine art practice. He drew on a vivid intellectual and creative imagination to explore and experiment with technique and subject matter in work which is always beautiful and meticulously executed.
The paintings he made in Spain have a clarity and an intensity of expression that opened up new ways of seeing the North Valencian landscape and the Pyrenees. He showed successfully throughout Spain.
In the '50s and '60s he focused on life painting and abstraction and in the 1970s he took a more constructivist approach. Much of this early work is in British public art collections such as the Arts Council and in private ownership.
In 1996 he won the South East Arts Painting Prize with a painting 'Falling', which is now in the permanent collection of the Towner in Eastbourne (see Exhibitions, News and Further Information). The Imperial War Museum acquired two paintings and three drawings in 2010.
Roy died in Castellon, Spain, in April 2008 aged 74. Born in London in 1933 he went to Highbury Grammar School before becoming a student at St. Martin's School of Art in the early 1950s. He graduated as Student of the Year, later becoming a lecturer there.
He proved to be a pioneering educationalist and inspiring teacher. In 1982 he instigated the first part time fine art degree course whose innovative programme of studies became the model for much of British fine art education.
'Unfinished Journey' 2008, original in a private collection but available as an A2 giclee print in a limited edition of 50.
Roy Trollope in his studio in Spain.
For a fuller appreciation of Roy's life and career and to see work that was sold before June 2016 and which is in public collections visit : www.roytrollope.com
For more information or if you are interested in buying a piece of work, contact: Diana Harrison, Roy's widow, email@example.com
+44 (0)78 8795 4824
'Breaking the Waves' 1996 (private collection).