THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The artist A. Roy seems to have selected the perfect combination of oil on linen and a technique that truly brings to life the layers of snow and rugged rooftops in this idyllic winter rural cityscape closeup. The purity of the white snow, the wooden houses, and the muted skies that seem to be telling of another snowstorm brewing are all very separately delineated, while they do fit into one whole image that tells the story of a deep, dark winter. The viewer imagines the people perfectly warm and safe in these wooden homes, with fires surely crackling in their fireplaces, perhaps enjoying a cup of tea, and waiting for the snowfall to subside and winter to pass. A beautiful image to have hanging in a sitting room or family room, for all to enjoy.
GETTING TO KNOW A. ROY
A. Roy takes his inspiration from artists all across the board, bringing in little bits and pieces of what he loves about each one and incorporating them into each of his works. Born in Bengal, Krishnagar, Roy has moved a lot throughout his life and has taken his cues from the colors, the landscapes and the life that he has witnessed throughout his journeys. This becomes evident when you look at his natural scenes full of serene waters, sprawling mountaintops, pleasant forests and tranquil fields.