Roy Avis is a highly experienced commercial artist and illustrator who lives and works in Somerset. He has worked in the advertising and design industries all his life, having trained with David Judd Associates then set up as a freelance producing work for many well known London agencies. including J Walter Thompson, S.H. Bensons and Collins Publishers. On moving to the West Country he built up a solid reputation and ran his own agency in Bath for a number of years. Now working as a freelancer his clients have included B H Sala, Butler and Tanner, Autotype, Foster Yeoman, Wainwright, Barnados and Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Roy is unbelievably versatile producing work in most media including watercolour, oils and acrylics, pastel, crayon and pencil. He has also recently complemented these traditional skills by using a digital graphics tablet and painting software. He can adapt his skills to almost any style and subject matter, and can produce stunning work for any brief he has been commissioned. His previous commissions have included, advertising, book illustration, posters, specially commissioned paintings, murals and visual interpretations. His on-line portfolio, featured on this website, represents only a small indication of the scope of his work. Roy offers a professional service and always delivers on time and to budget.
Recently Roy has been in great demand in the American art world after a successful introduction at US trade fairs. His main client is the international publishing house Galaxy of Graphics in New York where his work has been adapted for interior design purposes.