'North Sun Cape Spear'
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30" unframed, 36 x 36" framed
Jean Claude Roy
Jean Claude was born in 1948 in Rochefort-sur Mer, France. He was encouraged to paint by his grandfather, a farmer of modest means who sometimes bought paintings at auction.
Jean Claude studied at Lycee Techinque de Saintes, France. While working as a marine electrician on a French cable ship, he became familiar with Newfoundland, and he emigrated there in 1971. Between 1971 and 1982, he developed his career with four exhibitions in public galleries and representation by a number of commercial galleries. In 1982 he returned to France and established himself as a full-time artist, but he always maintained his ties with Newfoundland.
His style can best be described as "expressionist-colourist" He works mostly in oil and with a palette knife In recent years his paintings have become more densely coloured. A major influence has been the work of Soutine. He paints almost exclusively on site. He feels this is essential if he is to portray the total experience of the landscape. He says that his work is his diary; each painting is a record of what he saw and felt that day. During the evenings, he often finds himself reliving drives through the countryside, selecting a spot for the next day. He says that his best painting is the one he does tomorrow.
This is a tax free event supporting the Tuckamore Festival.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
We are excited to announce an upcoming fundraising auction in partnership with the Tuckamore Festival. There will be a range of unique experiences and fine art on offer, including original works by Jean Claude Roy, Don Wright, Robert Mellin RCA, Mike Gough, Emily Pittman, Stephanie Fehrenbach, Jessica Winters and others. All proceeds support the festival’s Young Artist Program for emerging young musicians and composers.
Live viewing and reception is taking place Thursday, May 5 from 7-9pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.