Roy FAIRCHILD |
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United Kingdom 1953
Born in 1953 in Surrey, England, Roy Fairchild-Woodward lives and works most of the year in his country home. This peaceful environment is fundamental to his well being and stability as an artist, although he travels throughout Europe to obtain new sources of inspiration. He is particularly influenced by the painters of the Renaissance and he visits Italy in particular to study frescos, tapestries and paintings and to see for himself the techniques with which they were executed.
His vision is colored by his immersion in this past. His surfaces are rich and sumptuous and he uses varied interwoven elements such as fabrics and flowers in his work. The crumpling plasterwork of ancient frescos are also alluded to in his use of plaster as base for acrylic and oil ovepainting.
Experimenting with different techniques, he developed entirely new methods of achieving effects in serigraphy to obtain qualities of light and color that are now in general use. He eventually gained sufficient financial security to be able to give up his commercial illustrations and return full time to his own painting and printmaking which he does under his family name, Fairchild.
As a printmaker, he has found most favor with serigraphy where the rich, opaque colors of his work are furthered by the medium, although his figure drawings he still prefers to translate into etchings. For the past few years, he has been giving classes to teach his skills and techniques to young artists.
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