Editorials

Charcoal drawing of London featured in the August 2016 issue of Homes & Antiques magazine to promote the Lapada Art Fair.
Charcoal drawing of Paris featured in a film directed by Herve Le Goff of the 2015 Paris Art Fair (HLGfilms)
Islington Tribune & The Camden New Journal, Half-Page illustration of ‘Japanese White Pine’ charcoal drawing featured in reviews of the Pastel Society exhibition, Feb 19th & 20th 2015
The Artist magazine, February edition 2014, Feature ‘In conversation’, 3 pages (text and 5 illustrations)
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, October 2013, ‘Summer Shadows’ charcoal drawing featured to publicise the LAPADA Art Fair
The Mail on Sunday, Jon Snow, June 19th 2011
The Artist magazine, March 2010, (Text & 3 illustrations) also demonstration with 6 illustrations
The Times (T2) John Russell Taylor, June 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, Feb 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, April 2004
Richmond & Twickenham Times, January 2005
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogue p130 2001
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogue p110 2004
London Topographical Society (review & illustration p7) 2002
20/21 British Art Fair catalogues (illustrations 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013)
Affordable Art Fair catalogue (illustration) 2002
Anglo-Spanish Society Magazine, Sandra Coombs (review & 4 illustrations) 2001
The Richmond Magazine (illustration p21) May 2006

‘Wright’s work was in gallery VII of the 2011 RA Summer Exhibition arranged by Olwyn Bowery. This room focuses on the more traditional themes of still life and landscape that, admittedly, can feel quite refreshing after the incredible range of subject and size that confronts us wandering through the other rooms. This is not to say that the work in this room is in any way boring but is comforting, happily reassuring, to find artists still taking the natural world for itself and applying its glory to their canvases. You Can Never Hold Back Spring IV does just this by not attempting to be overbearingly abstract, Wright allows his subject to speak for itself. His tree, with its wonderfully mottled and intricate bark, becomes an individual object plucked from the reality it stems from. This is not realism, but a highlighting of subject matter, the power of natural design and creation is spoken through the tree that Wright chooses to depict. This approach to composition is paired beautifully with Wright’s medium of charcoal, which articulates elegantly across the paper as a sketching. Wright’s lines have that curiosity of the freehand drawer – investigative marks that seek to explore what they aim to depict. They worm through the claws and outstretched hands of branches, dancing delicately through the tufts of grass, pulling the blades, it seems, up from the earth. Such precision creates this energy of ‘not being able to hold back spring’ leaving the impact of Wright’s drawing imprinted on the memory along with our own images of the season.’ – Sophie Hill, Postcardwall catalogue, RA Summer Exh review August 2011

‘I love the mesmerising effect that Wright’s drawings of natural forms such as trees and landscapes have. This willow tree draws you in. I could gaze at it all day!’ – Nicola Holden Designs (blog) 20/21 British Art Fair 2011

‘Two of the send-ins are charcoal drawings by Roy Wright, one a wonderful, large study of
an oak tree’ – Page 110 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Illustrated catalogue, 2004

‘Roy Wright’s charcoal drawing of a Oak Tree is especially memorable‘ – On the information plaque in room IV, selected by Ben Levene RA (Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007)

‘Gallery VII particularly struck me… Two lovely pencil drawings subtly dominate a run of pictures on the left-hand wall: The gorgeous lined features of Warren Baldwin’s Wilhelmina, and Roy Wright’s You Can’t Hold Back Spring with it’s technically brilliant gnarled tree’. – Jon Snow, The Mail on Sunday, June 19th 2011, p39. (Review of the RA Summer Exhibition)

Books:
“Ghosts of Gone Birds” 2013 by Chris Aldhous (Bloomsbury) Half-Page illustration of a Californian Condor
“The View” (2 illustrations) 2003
“Artists’ Kew” (3 illustrations) 2006


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