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.

1980’s Figures

Some groups of figures done in the late 80′s after our first trip to Kenya. All on canvas – oil and collage – varying sizes.

Winter 12/14 – Hunciecroft

Small paintings in oil on aluminium from the winter studio at home looking out over the field, winters 2012/14. The aluminium is recycled litho printing plates.

Unit Drawings 2005

8 large long format drawings in acrylic.

Boundaries 2012

The first series of paintings of the garden at home and the field beyond. Some large studio paintings on canvas from the same subject.

A New Landscape London 2010

Paintings and drawings exhibited at Gallery in Cork Street, London 2010

40 Gathered Stones 2009-12

A series of mixed media drawings on paper completed over a period of 3 years. North Nottinghamshire.

100 x 70cm

On Red Ground Nairobi 2011

Paintings on aluminium, mud drawings, and aluminium collages exhibited at the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi – November 2011