Jean Claude Roy (1948 - )

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Jean Claude Roy (1948 - )

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Jean Claude Roy (1948 - )
"Cozes France, Bar Des Tilleuls"
(Bar of the Lime Trees)
Oil on Canvas
1 1/2 x 27 inches (frame)
24 x 19 3/4 inches (canvas)
Signed: "JC Roy" (low right) 
2014

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Jean Claude Roy is a personal favorite contemporary artist of mine with countless others finding the same satisfaction in his quality work as I do. Roy is a master of his own style which is all self taught as he only took two art lessons during his early life. This original oil painting on canvas is entitled "Cozes, Bar Des Tilleuls" showing the "Bar of the Lime Trees" in Cozes, France. Towering to the right is the Church of Cozes with its clock steeple proudly portrayed set off kilter which is a common style Roy incorporates in every line of his work. Rarely do you see a straight line painted as their is more of a living breathing sense to his work similar to ones chest moving up and down with every breath taken. 

A master of the palette knife this work was entirely created in such method giving the work a fabulous texture and depth. Not only is Roy a master of the palette knife but more so of colors and blending. The "Bar Des Tilleuls" is painted in a mostly opaque white which pops due to the heavy contrast in the dark tones of the sky and church to the right. The bar is also the only place where we see a vivid red used for the sign and shutters which pulls your eyes in first when viewing. His use of blended colors in the center dark blue sky all the way to the top portion where he incorporated some red, pink and yellows create a phenomenal visual appearance and in turn viewing experience. The condition is perfect, free from any signs of wear or damage and it is resting beautifully in the original black wood gallery frame. One more nice aspect to this work is that Roy in his own handwriting titled this work on the reverse and signed it a second time. The last image provided is a street view of where Roy would have stood to complete this incredible work of art.

If you have any questions regarding this work please feel free to contact us directly below via email submission of by [hone (407)-739-3068.

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Jean Claude Roy Biography

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

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