JEAN CLAUDE ROY

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Spring in Bauline East, NFLD
24x36in - Oil
Lecellier, France
31.5x31.5in - Oil
Salers le Noir, France
23.6x28.7in - Oil
June 6th, Blackhead, NFLD
36x48in - Oil
Lacaze, France
31.5x31.5in - Oil
Gillards Cove, NFLD
24x36in - Oil
Ambialet, France
39.3x47in - Oil
Burnt Cove from Jobs Cove, NFLD
48x72in - Oil
Combret, France
39.3x47in - Oil
Flatrock Sun, NFLD
30x30in - Oil
Wreck Cove, NFLD
24x36in - Oil
Old Stage, Newtown, NFLD
30x30in - Oil
Young's Lane, St Bride's, NFLD
36x36in - Oil
Sally's Cove, NFLD
20x24in - Oil
Soleil de Septembre, Les Bertrands
31.5x31.5in - Oil
La Maison aux Rosiers, Geay, France
31.5x31.5in - Oil
Autumn Wind, Island Cove, NFLD
30x30in - Oil
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      SOLD WORKS (PARTIAL ARCHIVE)

Flatrock, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
St. Jacques, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Freshwater, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Upper Island Cove, NFLD
36x36in - Oil - SOLD
St Vincent de Salers, Vallée de Mars
39x39in - Oil - SOLD
Solar Wind #1, Norman's Cove, NFLD
36x36in - Oil - SOLD
Clay Cove, NFLD
20x24in - Oil - SOLD
Belleoram, NFLD
20x24in - Oil - SOLD
Coombs Cove, NFLD
11x14in - Oil - SOLD
St. Lawrence, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Fisherman's Palette, NFLD
11x14in - Oil - SOLD
Clinging to the Shore, NFLD
30x30in - Oil - SOLD
Conception Harbour, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Plage de Galon d'Or, France
28.6x36.2in - Oil - SOLD
Auriac de Perigord, France
39x39in - Oil - SOLD
Upper Amherst Cove, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Pouch Cove, NFLD
30x30in - Oil - SOLD
Quidi Vidi, NFLD
36x36in - Oil - SOLD
Autumn Breeze, Bryant's Cove, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
Yellow Boat, Quidi Vidi, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
St. Romain de Benet, France
32x39.3in - Oil - SOLD
Sublime Moment, Brigus South, NFLD
36x48in - Oil - SOLD
St. Juste Ibarre, France
29x36in - Oil - SOLD
Dogberry Trees, St. Johns, NFLD
20x24in - Oil - SOLD
St. Johns from Signal Hill, NFLD
31x31in - Oil - SOLD
Spillars Cove, NFLD
36x36in - Oil - SOLD
Soir à Fontduce, France
32x32in - Oil - SOLD
Western Bay, NFLD
20x24in - Oil - SOLD
Signal Hill, NFLD
32x32in - Oil - SOLD
Seigle et Coquelicots, France
32x40in - Oil - SOLD
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Jean Claude Roy featured in Tourism Newfoundland and Labrador

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.

Jean Claude Roy in conversation with Adele Poynter
Jean Claude Roy in a Broader Palate
 
 

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