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 40 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 three Kenya series in 1986, 1997 and 2010.
Returned to work in Sherwood Forest in 2003.

Roy Pickering is founder and director of Quarrylab, an artist development and support programme. Organiser and curator of Quarrylab exhibitions – “Impossible Views” at BSG Keyworth 2017 and “SEE HERE” at old Neale’s auction house, Nottingham 2018.

Open Studio 2018 and some “Sunsets”

Open Studio 2018

I’ve decided to have an open studio this year as it’s been so long. 2012 in fact!

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So 5 – 8 October I’ll be open from 11 until 5. I’ve had a big clear up, and it’s looking good!

It’s been a crazy year with very little studio time. Most of my time taken up with organising the ‘SEE HERE’ show for Quarrylab. I managed to do a few watercolours though – I call them ‘Sunsets’ but who know what they are? They were done mostly late in the evening from the summerhouse overlooking the field – the field that keeps on giving!

Here are a few off them –

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