Roy Wilson HonGRA

Born in 1926, Roy developed his love of railways as a boy. Aged 15 he entered the drawing office of the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows. Although pressure was on Roy to follow a formal engineering drawing apprenticeship, his flair for art and design shone through and encouraged by his boss, he won a scholarship to Manchester School of Art.
Three years of part-time study led to a diploma in design and a varied career which took him around the world. Since retirement Roy has returned to art and is regularly found sketching amongst the displays at the National Railway Museum in York. Inspired by historic and contemporary railways, Roy's work combines technical accuracy with engaging figure drawing.