Roy Guy Art & Soul

Roy Guy

Art & Soul


I'm what you would call a reluctant painter, one who has somehow managed to get some of his work displayed around Wales. 
Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins in Swansea. Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton and Michael Sheen in Port Talbot. R S Thomas, Saunders Lewis, Kate Roberts and four others in Denbigh. Another based on  an old Welsh folklore tale of Rhys and Meiner is on display at the Welsh Language Centre on the Lyn Peninsula. Elaine Morgan in Pontypridd. Philip Madoc , Gwyn Alf Williams and the poet Grahame Davies in Merthyr, There's three paintings in the central library Newport, Augustus John in the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. An interpretation of the Prince of Wales Mining Disaster at Abercarn in 1878, along with three other mining paintings in the Memorial Hall Newbridge. Another representing the Senghenydd Mining Disaster of 1913 at the Senghenydd Heritage Centre, and one at the Community Hospital in Chepstow and in the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff is a painting based on a Wales versus England match entitled 'Going for the line'. As well as those above there are others scattered round Wales and  in the homes of friends and acquaintances. 

I've had exhibitions for charity, given talks on Art, painted murals in schools, and completed portraits for a children's charity. I've also given Art lessons to ex inmates on parole, to try to help them cope with drug and alcohol withdrawal issues and their lives after prison.

A foster carer for nearly thirty years, and a volunteer who has worked for various charitable causes over a long period, I can sincerely say that my main creative inspiration comes from the satisfaction I get from helping those in need. 

Finally I'd like to mention that I was a volunteer for Age Cymru Gwent for just under four years, visiting the aged in their homes to make sure they're okay. The reason for mentioning this is to say that if you want to do something worthwhile then join up with Age Cymru because they can never have too many volunteers. 
Anyway, that's all from me, all I can add now is to ask you to take a look at the paintings in the Picture Gallery, hope you enjoy them.