Roy B Wilkins

Represented Artist

Roy B Wilkins

Represented Artist

Roy B Wilkins is an expressionist painter based in Melbourne Australia. Approaching the canvas with a quiet mind, Roy B Wilkins is an instinctive painter who allows the creative process to take control of the direction his work moves in. A largely self taught artist, he often seeks motivation from the music he listens to as he paints. His works  are emotional landscapes in a spontaneous abstract expressionist style.

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Born 1 January 1964 in Greenwich, South East London, Roy settled in Melbourne in 1999, and began painting the same year.  He is largely self-taught with a lifelong passion for art and art history. Roy’s paintings are created by experimentation with acrylics, ink, salt, drawing, collage, stencilling, and spray paint. This is applied in layers of patterns, shapes, lines and colour. They are reworked and layered until satisfying results are revealed. The motivation for painting comes from feelings and reactions to music stimuli, usually electronic music. The images are emotional landscapes in a spontaneous abstract expressionist style. The subject matter is derived from tribal masks and incorporates abstract iconography. Artistic influences are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Albert Tucker and Jean De Buffet. On arrival in Melbourne Roy worked at Heide Art Gallery preparing the gallery for exhibitions. During this time he was privileged to view Albert Tucker’s collection. This was a major motivation to dedicate his life to painting.
“I go with the energy and bring a feeling from the music,’’ he says.
An instinctive painter, he usually approaches his paintings with a blank mind and lets the creative process take control. A prolific painter, Roy paints as often as he can and on whatever surface he can find.

 EXHIBITIONS

2016 An Incidental Exhibition, The History, Collingwood VIC
2016 Face 2 Face (solo), 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2016 Birdhaus, Birds Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2016 HAPPY Group Show, Hosted by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace at Sofitel Gold Coast, Gold Coast QLD
2015 RED Expressionism Group Show, Hosted by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace at Sofitel Gold Coast, Gold Coast QLD
2015 Solo Show, Ministry of Art, St Kilda VIC
2015 Frankensteins Mojo, Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford VIC
2015 Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, VIC
2014 CAMart, Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Canterbury VIC
2013 CAMart, Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Canterbury VIC
2013 Camberwell Rotary Art Show , Swinburne ACT, Hawthorne VIC
2013 Canterbury Art Show Featured Artist, Canterbury VIC
2012 3 2 Be One (solo), Tacit Contemporary Art, Abotsford, VIC
2012 Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Swinburne ACT, Hawthorne VIC
2012 CAMart, Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Canterbury V, Canterbury VIC
2011 Emo Expression, Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood VIC
2011 Canterbury Art Show, Canterbury VIC
2011 Roberts McCubbin School Art Show, Box Hill South VIC
2010 (with Donna Malone) Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford, VIC
2010 Solo Show, Bar Open Gallery Space, Fitzroy, VIC
2010 Roberts McCubbin School Art Show, Box Hill South VIC
2010 Hurstbridge Galleries, Hurstbridge, VIC
2009 No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2009 Solo Show, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill VIC
2009 Group Show, Hurstbridge Gallery, Hurstbridge VIC
2009 Roberts McCubbin School Art Show, Box Hill South VIC

ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 Best Abstract/ Interpretive Work – ‘Inner Chapel’ , Camberwell Rotary Art Show
2011 Selected – ‘Sad Emoticons’,Camberwell Girls Grammar Art Show
2011 Selected – ‘Tropical Bloody Hell’, Roberts McCubbin Art Show
2011 Best in Show – ‘Big Baby’, Hart Art Show
2011 Highly Commended – ‘The Green Man’,  Roberts McCubbin Art Show
2009 Best in Show – ‘Shoes and Teeth’,  Roberts McCubbin Art Show
2001 Finalist – Smorgon Steel Art Show
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