Roy Wilkins is an abstract expressionist artist based in Melbourne Australia. He creates large scale mixed media paintings on canvas.
Roy is largely self taught with a lifelong passion for art and art history and encouraging others to share the joy of creating art. Roy’s paintings are a result of extensive experimentation with a range of mediums including acrylics, ink, salt and spray paint, and styles including drawing, collage, and stencilling.
His work comprises layers of patterns, shapes, lines and colour, which are reworked and relayered until until Roy is finally satisfied with the results.
Roy’s motivation for painting comes from feelings and reactions to music stimuli, usually electronic music. The resulting images are emotional landscapes created in a spontaneous abstract expressionist style.
Roy draws much of his inspiration from tribal masks and other abstract iconography and the works of are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Albert Tucker and Jean De Buffet.
On arrival in Melbourne from London in 1999, Roy worked at the Heide Art Gallery preparing the gallery for exhibitions. During this time he was privileged to view Albert Tucker’s collection, which inspired him to dedicate his life to painting.