1938 - 2021

Roy Freer

Roy D. Freer, was born at Birmingham in 1938, youngest of the nine children of Joseph Freer (30 July 1888-1957), iron & steel warehouseman, and his wife Mary Ann née Hoccom (26 August 1897-1981), who married at Birmingham in 1920 and in 1939 were living at 221 Park Road, Birmingham. Roy studied at Bournville School of Art 1953-1956, Birmingham College of Art 1956-1958 and Birmingham University Art Teachers' Centre in 1968. An artist in oil and watercolour and an art course tutor, organiser and lecturer. Elected a member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1967, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in Watercolour in 1989 and the New English Art Club in 2000 and where he regularly exhibited. Since becoming a professional artist, Roy Freer's work has shown a single-minded focus in using overlays of rich colour to depict still life, figure and landscape as a way of presenting a visual understanding of his subject. Working from a familiar selection of either studio based still life objects or outdoor features. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 31 High Street, Clophill, Bedfordshire in 1982 'Corner, Verticals and Kettle' also showing at Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton; The Catto Gallery, London; The Cedar House Gallery, Surrey; Hunter Gallery, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk; Chappel Gallery, Essex and elsewhere. He married at Birmingham in 1963, artist Sally Freer and they lived at 5 Bridgefoot, Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk. Roy Freer died at Sudbury on 3 March 2021.

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