art expert • journalist • broadcaster
Roy is an art historian and a fine art dealer of international renown whose considerable expertise was honed by four years at Philips and a further seven at Christie's Auctioneers. At Christies he became Head of Department for Old Master & British Pictures and also part of the Senior Management Team. As a senior Manager and Old Master painting specialist he was involved in all aspects of Christie’s sales, expertise and strategy, he valued, researched and sold thousands of paintings and brought the gavel down on several important works of art to the global clientele.
Roy has been seen on our screen co-judging two series' of an art competion called 'Show me the Monet' aired on BBC2.
An auction house expert and now respected art dealer, Roy daily critiques art works to assess their artistic and commercial merits, rediscovering nameless masters through the quality of the art they left behind, or discovering new masters in the contemporary field.
Roy, a respected arts journalist has written widely on all aspects of art and been given access to interview the owners of some of the UK’s most historic and prestigious collections. He was also the art and antiques columnist for Phillips during his time there in addition to his work an expert and auctioneer.
As an art historian he has written half a dozen books and several major catalogues which span the early Renaissance to the 21st century. ‘A Brief History of Painting: 2,000 BC – AD 2,000’, has been published worldwide in various languages including Russian and (something exotic). Roy has curated many exhibitions, among them the non-profit ‘Young Masters Art Prize’, held at Sphinx Fine Art in London