HARDY, Roger

1969 - ?

Roger Hardy

Roger Francis Hardy was born in the Deben district of Suffolk in December 1969, son of Rex Francis George Hardy (24 May 1938-2 November 2000) and his wife Janet A. née Rayner, who married in Samford, Suffolk in 1967. Roger graduated with a B.A. (hons) in graphic design from Kingston College of Art. This led to a successful career in design in London, by which he realised that he could paint and sculpt full-time, so in 2000, together with his wife Judith (Copeland), whom he married at Richmond upon Thames in 1998, returned to Suffolk. A painter of local scenes, interpreting them using emotive colour and the Suffolk landscape, with Aldeburgh beach the setting for several paintings with the daily battles of fishermen, wresting a living from the North Sea. Rogerís figurative constructions and sculptures, made using found elements from local boatyards, high tides and estuary worn wood from the river Alde, could have been carved long ago. Roger uses the natural processes in the degradation of his materials to simplify the essence of the human form. Roger had a studio at Castlewinds, Badingham Road, Framlingham, Suffolk and contributed to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013, 'Iken Church from Snape'.
Website: https://www.rogerhardy.co.uk

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