Jean Claude Roy

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Printemps a Aigueze

Printemps a Aigueze

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Shoe Cove NFLD

Shoe Cove NFLD

Oil on canvas

36x36in

$5,750

Grand Charnay

Grand Charnay

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Chateau de Crazannes

Chateau de Crazannes

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Ronces les Bains

Ronces les Bains

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Quidi Vidi II

Quidi Vidi II

Oil

36x36in

$5,750

The Balsam Tree, NFLD

The Balsam Tree, NFLD

Oil

36x36in

$5,750

Petty Harbour

Petty Harbour

Oil on canvas

36x48in

$7,000

The Last Fisherman, Round Harbour

The Last Fisherman, Round Harbour

Oil on canvas

24x36in

$4,100

Barzan

Barzan

Oil on canvas

32×39.3in

$5,550

Rochegude

Rochegude

Oil on canvas

10.6×13.7in

$1,250

St Sornin

St Sornin

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Winterton

Winterton

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Ochre Pit Cove

Ochre Pit Cove

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

$4,700

Battle Harbour

Battle Harbour

oil on canvas

24x36in.

$4,100

roy_eguille

L’Eguille, France

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in.

$4,700

fluctuat-nec-mergitur

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, JC Roy’s Newfoundland

Hardcover

480 pages

$60

Jean Claude Roy has painted the communities of Newfoundland. Every single one.

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur is an incredible hardcover volume containing photos of 808 of Roy’s paintings. Fluctuat Nec Mergitur is a Latin saying and motto of Paris meaning “It is tossed by the waves but does not sink”. JC Roy’s Newfoundland is the journey and, in a sense, the journal of an artist who has conducted a forty-five-year love affair with Newfoundland – starting the day he first set foot on the island in 1966. Painted almost entirely on-site, the book includes paintings of every community in Newfoundland— in fact, every inhabited corner of the island.

roy_drying_cod_30x30

Drying Cod, Adam’s Wharf, Joe Batt’s Arm

oil

30x30in.

$4,300

roy_happy_adventure_24x36

Happy Adventure

oil

24x36in.

$4,100

roy_tilting_48x60

Tilting

oil

48x60in.

$11,600

Sold Works (Partial Archive)


St Just Ibarre

St Just Ibarre

Oil on canvas

23.6×28.7in

SOLD

roy_pinsents_arm_24x36

Pinsent’s Arm, Labrador

oil

24x36in.

SOLD

Soir a Fontdouce

Soir a Fontdouce

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

Newman’s Cove

Newman’s Cove

Oil

11x14in

SOLD

Blue House, Chapels Cove NFLD

Blue House, Chapels Cove NFLD

Oil on canvas

30x30in

SOLD

Pouch Cove

Pouch Cove

Oil on canvas

36x36in

SOLD

Mornac

La Cueillette de Cerises

Oil on canvas

29x36in

SOLD

Bay Bulls Iceberg

Bay Bulls Iceberg

oil

24×36

SOLD

roy_joe_batts_arm_36x48

Joe Batt’s Arm

oil

36x48in.

SOLD

Dogberry Trees, St John’s

Dogberry Trees, St John’s

Oil on canvas

20x24in

SOLD

Mornac

Mornac

Oil on canvas

32x39in

SOLD

Port de Grave

Port de Grave

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

roy_st_samson

St. Samson, Brittany, France

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in.

SOLD

SIGNAL HILL

SIGNAL HILL

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

Les Bucholeurs

Les Bucholeurs

Oil on canvas

28.7×36.2in

SOLD

Middle Cove

Middle Cove

Oil on canvas

24x36in

SOLD

Shoe Cove, Green Bay

Shoe Cove, Green Bay

Oil

11x14in

SOLD

St John's from Signal Hill

St John’s from Signal Hill

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

Matin d’Ete a Corme Royal

Matin d’Ete a Corme Royal

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

Sublime Moment near the Brook, Brigus South

Sublime Moment near the Brook, Brigus South

Oil on canvas

36x48in

SOLD

Portugal Cove

Portugal Cove

Oil

36x36in

SOLD

Easterly Wind Greenspond

Easterly Wind Greenspond

Oil on canvas

24x36in

SOLD

Cape Onion

Cape Onion

Oil

11x14in

SOLD

Evening at Trepassey

Evening at Trepassey

Oil on canvas

24x36in

SOLD

Chateau d’Oleron

Chateau d’Oleron

Oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

St Romain de Benet

St Romain de Benet

Oil on canvas

32×39.3in

SOLD

Roussillon

Roussillon

Oil on canvas

10.6×13.7in

SOLD

Ble et Coquelicots Nancras

Ble et Coquelicots Nancras

Oil on canvas

32×39.3in

SOLD

Western Bay, Newfoundland

Western Bay, Newfoundland

Oil on canvas

20x24in

SOLD

Trepassey

Trepassey

Oil on canvas

24x36in

SOLD

September in Upper Island Cove

September in Upper Island Cove

Oil on canvas

36x48in

SOLD

Morrisville

Morrisville

Oil on canvas

30x30in

SOLD

Quidi Vidi

Quidi Vidi

Oil on canvas

36x36in

SOLD

Portugal Cove in Winter

Portugal Cove in Winter

Oil on canvas

36x36in

SOLD

Siegle et Coquelicots

Siegle et Coquelicots

Oil on canvas

32x39in

SOLD

roy_chermignac

Chermignac, France

oil on canvas

29x36in.

SOLD

Mornac

Plassay

Oil on canvas

32x40in

SOLD

The Lilac Tree

The Lilac Tree

30x30in.

SOLD

Pikes Arm

Pikes Arm

30x30in.

SOLD

Northern Bay Sands

Northern Bay Sands

36x48in.

SOLD

roy_shed_on_rock_20x24

Shed on Rock, tilting

oil

20x24in.

SOLD

roy_gerzan

Gerzan, France

oil on canvas

32x39in

SOLD

roy_village_pres_soulinonnes

Village près de Soulignonnes, France

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in.

SOLD

Belleoram

Belleoram

oil on canvas

31.5×31.5in

SOLD

Lead Cove

Lead Cove

oil on canvas

20x24in.

SOLD

roy_champ_patriotique

Champ Patriotique, Annepont, France

oil on canvas

39x39in.

SOLD

roy_admirals_cove_30x30

Admiral’s Cove

oil

30x30in.

SOLD

Spillars Cove

Spillars Cove

oil on canvas

36x36in.

SOLD

Quidi Vidi

Quidi Vidi

oil on canvas

36x36in.

SOLD

Perry’s Cove

Perry’s Cove

oil on canvas

36x48in.

SOLD

Pack Harbour Newfoundland

Pack Harbour Newfoundland

24x36in

SOLD

Quidi Vidi II

Quidi Vidi II

Oil on canvas

36x36in

SOLD

carrelets-barzan

Carrelets, Barzan

oil

29x36in

SOLD

roy_roy_dwyers_stage_30x30

Roy Dwyer’s Stage

oil

30x30in.

SOLD


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Jean Claude Roy

Jean Claude Roy

Jean Claude Roy was born in Rochefort-sur-Mer on the west coast of France in 1948. He knew from the age of seven that he would be an artist, and was encouraged by his grandfather, a farmer of modest means who bought paintings at auctions. At the age of sixteen, Jean Claude attended merchant marine training and took his first job as an apprentice electrician on a cable-repair boat. There followed several years at sea, with much time spent in the port of St John’s, Newfoundland where his interest in art turned to landscape. In 1971 he emigrated to Newfoundland and for the next ten years worked as a marine electrician by day and an artist by night. He attended art classes for only two lessons and is essentially self-taught. By 1973 he was selling in local galleries and he had his first solo exhibition in 1974. There followed two exhibitions at the provincial art gallery and representation in galleries in other parts of Canada. In 1982 he returned to France to establish himself as an artist in his own country, while rebuilding the stone farmhouse in which he had grown up and cultivating his orchard. He maintained his ties with Newfoundland however, and since 1994 he has divided his time between the two countries. He describes his style as “expressionist-colourist”, working most frequently in oils with a palette knife. Since the late 1980’s a characteristic of his landscapes has been the presence of the sun; after staring at the sun, a black spot in front of his eyes was transformed into the sun on his canvas; he found that this added light to the landscape below, and it has now become an important part of the composition of each work. Painting almost every day, and usually on-site, his works reflect the season, the weather, the stories that passers-by tell him, his mood and the “feeling of the place”. Thus each painting is both a page in his diary and in that of the place he paints. In 2011, Breakwater Books published Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, the culmination of forty years of work and containing a painting of every community on the island. Jean Claude is currently working on a companion volume on Labrador, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2016.

He is represented by galleries in Canada, the United States and France, and his works form part of many public and private collections.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1975 The Gallery of Fine Art St. John’s, NL, Canada
1978 Memorial University Art Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1980 Centre Culturel St. Pierre et Miquelon
1981 Atlantic Art St. John’s, NL, Canada
1981 Memorial University Art Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1981 Moncton University Gallery of Art Moncton, NB, Canada
1981 Gustaffsson Gallery Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1982 Galerie d’Art Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
1984 Banque Populaire Niort, France
1985 Spurrell Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1986 Galerie Trait d’Union Cognac, France
1988 Emma Butler Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1990 Palais des Congrès Royan, France
1991 Emma Butler Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1992 MP Art Bordeaux, France
1992 La Galerie Grande Cognac, France
1993 Palais des Congrès Royan, France
1994 Galerie St. Louis Saintes , France
1994 Centre European de l’Art Paris, France
1994 Emma Butler Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1995 Salle des Recollets Cognac, France
1995 Corderie Royale Rochefort-sur-Mer, France
1995 Franklyn Gallery Corner Brook, NL, Canada
1996 Galerie St. Louis Saintes, France
1997 Emma Butler Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1998 Franklyn Gallery Corner Brook, NL, Canada
1999 Galerie St. Louis Saintes, France
1999 Salle des Recollets Cognac, France
1999 Emma Butler Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
2001 Christopher Pratt Gallery Bay Roberts, NL, Canada
2001 Galerie St Louis Saintes, France
2003 Emma Butler Gallery St John’s, NL, Canada
2003 Grand Bohemian Gallery Orlando, FL, USA
2004 Zwicker’s Gallery Halifax, NS, Canada
2004 Grand Bohemian Gallery Orlando, FL, USA
2005 Grand Bohemian Gallery Orlando, FL, USA
2005 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2005 Emma Butler Gallery St John’s, NL, Canada
2006 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando FL USA
2006 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah GA, USA
2007 Zwickers Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
2007 Emma Butler Gallery, St John's, NL, Canada
2007 The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario, Canada
2007 El Monte Sagrado Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
2008 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA
2008 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2009 Carte Blanche Gallery, Royan, France
2009 Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NL, Canada
2009 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando , FL, USA
2009 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2009 Grand Bohemian Gallery, ASheville, NC, USA
2009 The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario, Canada
2010 Emma Butler Gallery, St JOhn's, NL, Canada
2010 Grand Bohemian Gallery, St Augustine, FL, USA
2010 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA
2010 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA
2010 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2011 The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, ON, Canada
2011 Zwickers Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
2011 Grand Bohemina Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA
2011 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2011 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA
2011 Grand Bohemian Gallery, St Augustine, FL, USA
2012 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, ON, Canada
2012 Wildwood Gallery, Bury St Edmund, United Kingdon
2012 Emma Butler Gallery, St John's, NL, Canada
2012 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA
2012 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2012 Grand Bohemian Gallery, St Augustine, FL, USA
2012 Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1974 “Newfoundland 1974” MUN Art Gallery, St John’s, NL,Canada
1974 Art Association of Newfoundland St John’s, NL, Canada
1974-78 Arts and Letters Exhibitions St. John’s, NL, Canada
1979 “Other Perspectives” MUN Art Gallery, St. John’s,NL, Canada
1980 “Visage de mon pays Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1982 “Three Painters” St. John’s, NL, Canada
1984-87 Salon des Vendanges Cognac, France
1984 Salon d’Aquitaine Mauleon, France
1985 Centre Culturel Canadian, Paris, France
1985 “Cognac Group” Cognac, France
1987 Galerie Valk Aulnay de Saintonge, France
1990 Salon des Vendanges Cognac, France
1990 La Tonnellerie Brouage, France
1990 Memorial University Art Gallery St. John’s, NL, Canada
1991 MP Art, Bordeaux, France
1991 Groupe des Peintres du Marais, Paris, France
1991 “Nine Peintres Terre-Neuviens”, Bordeaux, France
1993 Galerie Ravenel St. Pierre et Miquelon
1997 “Les Multiples Visages d’Iberville” Quebec and Atlantic Provinces, Canada
1999 “J-CRoy and Gerald Squires” Centre Culturel, St. Pierre et Miquelon
1999 “J-C Roy and J-C Girardin” Centre Culturel, St Pierre et Miquelon
2000 “Soleil du Nord, Brouillard d’Anse”, St John’s, NL,Canada
2005 "Colorado Landscapes" Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA.
2006 The Bartlett Gallery Opening Exhibition, Alton, ON, Canada
2010 Galerie Carte Blanche, Royan, France

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Rooms: Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
Imperial Oil Limited, Canada
Air Canada
Courvoisier - Cognac, France
Merrill Lynch
Credit Agricole - Saintes, France
Waterford Hospital - St. John’s, NL, Canada
Irving Oil Limited
Hibernia Management & Development Co. Ltd., St John’s, NL, Canada
Musee Archive, St. Pierre et Miquelon, French North America
Musee de l’Ile aux Marins, St Pierre et Miquelon,  French North America
Hôpital St. Jean D’Angely - France
Sedco Oil- Houston, Texas, USA
Newfoundland Power - St. John’s, NL, Canada
Bank of Nova Scotia - Canada
Commission for Postal Stamp, St. Pierre et Miquelon 1995
Lexecon Inc. - Brussels, Belgium and London, England
Aeroport of St Pierre and Miquelon, French North America
Nexus Consultants – St John’s, NL, Canada
Christopher Pratt Gallery, Cable Museum, Bay Roberts,  NL, Canada
City Hall, Saintes, France
The Kessler Collection, Orlando, Florida,  USA