Roy Rodgers was educated at Kingston School of Arts. After National Service, he returned to study at Royal Academy Schools where he went on to win the Landeer Painting Scholarship tenable for two years ending in 1962 and David Murray landscape prize and two Landseer medals for painting. In 1963, Roy became the winner of Lord Mayor's Art Award.
Roy later became a senior lecturer at Harrow School of Art until 1985. He then went on and worked as a sculptor in the British film industry on most of the major films made in the UK until 2009. Films including Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Labyrinth, Empire of the Sun, Alien, Tomb Raider 1 & 2, Hamlet, Elizabeth I, The Mummy 1 & 2, Harry Potter (films 2,3 & 4) and Prometheus to name but a few. Later, between 2009 and 2012, Roy was the first Artist in Residence in a Suffolk church (St. Andrew's Church in Cotton) whilst he lived and worked in both London and Suffolk.
Now, Roy is painting full time as well as running oil painting classes, teaching workshops, giving demos and lectures to various societies, working on commission work and exhibiting regularly. His works can be seen in numerous Private and Public Collections. Currently, Roy is also the President of Harrow Art Society.
To read more about Roy Rodgers, click here for his Artist Statement.