was born in
Manchester and after a few years moved, with his family,
to Blackpool on the Lancashire coast. Eventually he made
his own move south to study Fine Art at the Central School of Art & Design
in London. While still studying at the Central School he established his
own studio in west London, where he continued to work after graduating.
His paintings are noted for their distinctive colour, energy and
complexity. Often working
on a large scale, they constantly re-invent themselves, sometimes
developing through a series of related images. They are ambitious in their
colour construction, their range of allusive imagery and their spatial
shown regularly in London as well as
elsewhere in the U.K. and in Switzerland. His work has also been included
in many mixed exhibitions and art fairs and has been featured and reviewed
in the art press, the national press and on radio and television. It
is included in several private and corporate collections at home and abroad and in
several British public collections, among which are: the Arts Council, the
British Museum and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is represented
in London by the Beardsmore Gallery
In addition he is also an
experienced Art School lecturer, teaching first at Winchester School of Art
and then at Croydon College, Central Saint Martins College of Art and
Kingston University. He has also lectured on colour at Tate Britain and
teaches occasional short courses and summer schools at Central Saint
Martins School of Art.
1966-1969 Central School of Art & Design, London
- Fine Art, Painting.
The British Museum, The Arts
Council, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and Corporate and Private Collections
in Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Canada and the
Set of Collage Drawings for the refitted "Edinburgh Castle" cruise liner.
Large Foyer Painting and a Suite of Ten Etchings for the Albany Hotel,
Two privately commissioned Ceiling Paintings, Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
Wingate Scholarship, given for one year.
Llewelyn-Smith Prize, Central School of Art & Design.
Bibliography & Media
Illustrated catalogue, 2009 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts,
One of "The best-kept arts secrets in Britain",
The Observer, Sunday 17th
2001 Developed a CD Rom
and VHS tape for Early Years Education in Art, in
collaboration with the PM Gallery.
Illustrated Catalogue for Pitshanger Manor Gallery Exhibition.
Interview & Review of Pitshanger Manor Gallery Exhibition - Sky East,
digital T.V., April.
Listed in "The Dictionary of Artist in Britain since 1945" Ed. David
1996 Interviewed in
Studio as part of "A.S.Byatt: A Curious Mind" for "Bookmark"
on BBC 2 Television, Dir. Mike Dibb.
1995 Interview with
Rosemary Simmons for "Printmaking Today" quarterly
magazine, November issue.
Preview of Gallerie Thurnherr Swiss Exhibition by Sabine Greiser in
November issue of "Bodensee Hefte" magazine, Switzerland.
Interview and Review on BBC Radio 4’s "Kaleidoscope", 6th March.
Monograph Feature by Susan Loppert in "Artline" magazine, Spring issue.
1992 "The Ambition of Art"
- monograph feature by A.S.Byatt in The Independent
Saturday Magazine, 22nd February.
1990 Listed in the
"Dictionary of British Twentieth Century Painters and
Sculptors" Ed. Frances Spalding.
The City Paintings, PM
Paintings: Beardsmore Gallery, London.
new paintings, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London: Selected Paintings – a major review.
1997 Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1996 The Space, Isle of Dogs, London.
1994 Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1993 Gallerie Thurnherr, Au S.G., Switzerland.
Beardsmore Gallery, London.
Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1989 Minories Gallery, Colchester.
1984 Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1983 Grundy House Gallery, Blackpool.
1975 New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh.
1971 Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester.
Selected Group & Mixed
London Art Fair, with the Beardsmore Gallery.
Beardsmore Gallery, London
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London.
2006 Small is Beautiful XXIV - Flowers
2006 To the Edge - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2005 Hunting Art Prizes - R.C.A.Galleries, London.
2004 London Contemporary Art Fair, with the
2003 Hunting Art Prizes – R.C.A. Galleries, London.
2002 Ten - Anniversary Exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery.
2001-1994 London Contemporary Art
Fair, annually with the Beardsmore Gallery.
2000 Druks, Royle, Temple, Wylie - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2000 Hunting Art Prizes - R.C.A.Galleries, London.
1999 The Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London (Invited Artist).
1996 Off the Peg: Art to Go - Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1996 Preview Exhibition - The Space, Isle of Dogs, London.
1995 Looking Up, Looking Down - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1995 Graphik & Multiples - Thurnherr Gallerie, Au S.G., Switzerland.
1995 Art Market - Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1994 Da Capo: Seven Gallery Artists - Thurnherr Gallerie, Au S.G.,
1993 New Etchings by Twelve Artists - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
David Royle: Pastels + Bob White: Works on Paper - Beardsmore
"Revolving" Exhibition - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1992 Etching: One Man’s View, selected by Norman Ackroyd
1988 Thriving on Chaos: Art to Go - Sue Williams Gallery, London.
Modern Miniatures - Hepsibah Gallery, London.
1987 Christmas Exhibition - Cahill & Grebler Gallery, London.
1983 Royle, Clarkson, Ambler, Close: Four Artists - Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
1976 The Language of Drawing - Winchester Gallery, Winchester and P.C.L.
1974 Industrial Sponsors Exhibition - Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
1974 John Moores Exhibition 9 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
1971 Art International - Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester.
1967 John Moores Exhibition 6 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.