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BIOGRAPHY

Highly skilled draughtsman Roy Wright has won many accolades, including Columbia Threadneedle Prize Finalist (2016), The John Ruskin Prize short-list (2012), and the Daler Rowney Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition (2011). His beautifully detailed drawings of nature, and trees in particular, convey an essence of the natural world that mere words fail to describe. His articulate freehand technique gives attention to every curve and gnarl of tree bark, and each veiny, expansive branch.

Wright's drawings have been the subject of editorial features for publications like Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Homes & Antiques Magazine, the Islington Tribune, the RA Summer Exhibition catalogue.


Works in Corporate, Public and Private Collections including:
The Open University, Liberty Syndication (Boston, USA), BHF Charterhouse CCF, Merrill Lynch,
Richmond & Twickenham Arts Council, Donald Nowicki (Art acquisitions Ralph Lauren),
Ralph Steadman, Harrogate Borough Arts Council, Countess of Perth, Lady Langley, The Abingdon Restaurant, Bauencorp (Architects), Ian McMillan (Architects), Nomura Code Securities Ltd, Heather Binney (Natural Climate Variability & Global Warming), Annabel Allot (Soil Association), Evans Property Holdings Plc, Black Family Investments, Christos Katsivelis (Withers LLP), Terence Faulkner (CEO Leathams Ltd), Stephen Wiener (CEO Cineworld Cinema`s), Peggy & Herschel Post MBE, Hugh Padgham (Record Producer) & Cath Kidston MBE.

Clients:
Louise Bradley Interior Designs, Mcgraw Hill, Jane Houghton Interior Designs, Parker Harris Partnership, Katharine Pooley Home Interiors, Ronan Consultants Ltd (Property Management).

Editorials:
The Artist magazine, March 2010, (Text & 3 illustrations) also demonstration with 6 illustrations
The Times (T2) John Russell Taylor, June 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, Feb 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, April 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, January 2005
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogue p130 2001
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogue p110 2004
London Topographical Society (review & illustration p7) 2002
20/21 British Art Fair catalogues (illustrations 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)
Affordable Art Fair catalogue (illustration) 2002
Anglo-Spanish Society Magazine, Sandra Coombs (review & 4 illustrations) 2001

The Richmond Magazine (illustration p21) May 2006

`Two of the send-ins are charcoal drawings by Roy Wright, one a wonderful, large study of
an oak tree` - Page 110 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Illustrated catalogue, 2004
‘Roy Wright’s charcoal drawing of a Oak Tree is especially memorable‘ - On the information plaque in room IV, selected by Ben Levene RA (Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007)

Books: 

“The View” (2 illustrations) 2003
“Artists’ Kew” (3 illustrations) 2006

2011 - The Daler Rowney Award (Pastel Society) 

2009 - The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award (Pastel Society)
2003 - Elected as a member of the Pastel Society
2002 - Willie Hoffmann-Guth Award (Pastel Society)
2002 - Award for most popular work in “Arcadia in the City” exhibition
2001 - Royal Academy Summer Exibition award for a drawing of a work of architecture
1999 - Cross Gate Gallery, USA, Award (Pastel Society)
1988 - Graphic Artist of the Year (British Press Awards)
1987 - Graphic Artist of the Year (British Press Awards)