Georgie Roy is a passionate and inspiring Artist based in Gosfield, Essex.
"Everything I do is Art related and encouraging others to be creative. My work is very varied in subject, style and medium which is dictated by however I first see any subject, resulting in taking a large variety of materials when working outside. Although I work with all subjects my favourites are Traction Engines and Nudes."
Georgie is well known in the Braintree and Halstead districts for her Art Exhibitions, teaching Art Classes, School Residences, Children's and Adult Workshops, Community Art Projects and organising the Gosfield Raft Races, Scarecrow, and Goose Trails.
Since 1990, Georgie has held a great many successful Solo Art exhibitions at Braintree Town Hall Gallery and several other local venues. Her work is owned by private collectors in many countries. She occasionally holds "Open Studio" events and her garage is now The Goosefield Gallery with affordable Art for sale.
Her Studio and Gallery work can be viewed by arrangement. 01787 472803
Georgie has had a Colourful upbringing with early years living in Glasgow.
Her artist father was a Guinness Record Holder with the longest moustache in Britain at 6ft 2.5 inches long and her mother had been a Champion Sword Fencer.
She restored a Gypsy Caravan and traveled over 2000 miles by horse during summers of 1970 and 1971 and a 6 month journey in Europe in 1972.
After her marriage in 1973, home was a Bristol Double Decker Bus for
2.5 years traveling 20,000 miles in Europe, USA & Canada
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
1961 - exhibited through a Colchester Youth Club at London Tea Centre
and Tony Armstrong-Jones [later Lord Snowdon] bought her painting.
A Vice President of Braintree & District Mencap Society for several Decades
1989 A Level Art A
1992 E.A.R.A.C. Applied Art[Design Crafts] Distinction
2003 - exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London in the Daily Mail "Not The Turner Prize" [shortlisted from 10,000+]
2003 - "The Best Public Art in Essex" award for the first ever Gosfield Scarecrow Trail
2003 - Lottery Art Project at Great Notley.
2004 - Nominated for Learners Champion by NEACC
2005 - Nominated for Champion of Learning by NEACC
2006 - Honorary Life Membership to Halstead Art Group, for services in encouraging and developing the visual arts in the Halstead area
2009 - Braintree District Council Community Achievement Award for contribution to the community
2011 - Nominated and attended Buckingham Palace Garden Party
1960 - 1961 Bank Clerk at Midland Bank Colchester
1961-1963 - attended Colchester School of Art
1963-1973 - taught at St Margaret's School, Gosfield
1976-1989 - landlady at the Kings Head Gosfield
1989 - 1992 - attended Colchester Institute E.A.R.A.C.
1991-2000 - Artist at Blake End Gallery
1992---- Many Solo Exhibitions at Braintree Town Hall Gallery and other
local venues. Also exhibited in several mixed Art Shows
1992---- Many Adult & Children's Workshops and Community Projects in a wide variety of subjects
1996-2006 - Art tutor for North Essex Adult Community College
1998---- Great many School Residences in a wide variety of subjects. Aboriginal Art inspiration a speciality.
2003 - 2005 - attended Colchester Institute B.A.Hons
2006----Now teaches Art Classes from home
2007 - Spent 8.5 weeks in Perth, Australia, painting for an exhibition
2016-----Opened GOOSEfield Gallery for just her own artwork
2016-----Mixed Christmas Exhibition Colchester Gallery Colchester
2017-----Solo Exhibition Colchester Gallery Colchester
2019-----UNIQUE Solo Exhibition at The Minories Colchester
using The Whole Building of 7 GALLERIES & 2 Passages all at the same time
1990 - A level Art Grade A
1989-1992 - part time E.A.R.A.C. course at Colchester Institute gaining a distinction in Fine Art
1998 - Artist in Education Certificate (for School Residencies)
1998- Adult Education Teachers Certificate (City and Guilds 7307)