Roy Pickering was born into the North Nottinghamshire mining community at Welbeck in 1954.
Son of pit worker and photographer Ron Pickering.
Studied painting at Birmingham Polytechnic in the 1970′s.
Lived and worked in London 1987-2003. Numerous education projects and residencies.
Taught in further and higher education, and part time at the Tate Galleries in London, since 1989.

Current studios in Nottinghamshire and London. Exhibited work regularly for more than 35 years, with work in many private and public collections. Most recent exhibitions at Gallery Cork Street, London, with Charles Hustwick in 2010 ; National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi 2011 ; Otwarta Pracownia, Krakow & Vitcak/Artnews Gallery, Warsaw 2014 ; Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, University of Nottingham 2016.

Previous figurative work was centred around the themes of family and family history.
Previous landscape projects include the Cambridgeshire fens, and two Kenya series in 1986 and 1997.
Returned to Sherwood Forest in 2003. Began the Welbeck Project.

Roy Pickering is founder and director of Quarrylab, an artist development and support programme.

Archive for March, 2015

Stuff Going On

Stuff going on 1 Stuff going on 2

First they cut down all the pine trees along the Crags path so I could see the slag heap, which is nice. Then my neighbour set out a practice course in the field for her horses and carriages with some red, white and blue  plastic markers. Some misty mornings I catch a glimpse of her black carriage and four floating round the field like a Victorian ghost hearse, plumes and everything.

Then, in the field on the other side of the chestnut trees, a crop of solar panels has sprouted. Stuff going on. I love it!

Some small paintings on aluminium done this winter, and some drawings in progress.

Solar Field 3       Solar Field 4   Solar Field 1