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.

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10 New Paintings for 2021 150 x 120cm Oil and Acrylic on Aluminium


                  ‘Between the Birches’

                 ‘Hiding Place’


                 ‘Late Summer’

                 ‘What We Left Behind’

                  ‘Then and Now’

                ‘Storm Approaching’           

                 ‘Warm Spring’

                 ‘Papers in the Field’

On Leaving Hunciecroft – Collages late 2020

Small collages 6 x 6in and a few long thin ones,

started at Hunciecroft,

finished off at our new base in Lambley











Homework 2020

Unfinished large drawings, canvas, ideas for new work, in and around the garden at Hunciecroft during the lockdown.








Some New Paintings 2019








Large Works on Paper – Winter 2018/19

In November last year I put some papers out in the woods again, this time drawing with colour, acrylic and mud, and facing in different directions around the house.



By December they had weathered a bit.



I worked on them at various times during January to March in the studio.

There are 8 – N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW. These ones are finished so far (probably).


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!

Please click the link.

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 –