Roy Tonkin

All of my work is on paper, however it doesn't form any part of an edition; every picture is a one off piece of work, the same as a painting.  I use an etching press and the mono type process because I love the effects achievable with ink and paper under pressure. Most of the work has had some hand work, (mixed media), done after the printing process, but a few of them are untouched from when they were printed. I love the techniques and the process of mono type, rolling, blending, wiping, splatter, spraying as well as painting. 

My current work was made in my new studio by the Thames. I began with City views, naturally moving to river scapes and then going onwards in to the sea.

My influences are many and varied, from Picasso, Lozowick, Matisse and the Fauveist painters through to Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Anish Kapoor and the incomparable J.W.M. Turner. Art is my life and how I best express myself; I can’t be without it, making it or looking at it; art is like reading books, it helps us, or me at any rate, understand how other people tick.

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Trewellard

Monotype

35 x 35 cms

£250

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The Fallow Field - River Wey

Monotype

55 x 77 cms

£460

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Sunburst

Monotype

55 x 77 cms

£460

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Setting Sun, Battersea

Monotype

28 x 61 cms

£330

Sands End - Chelsea

Monotype

51 x 28 cms

£330

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Passing Levant

Monotype

33 x 24 cms

£175

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Gloaming, London

Monotype

55 x 77 cms

£460

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Cornish Coast

Monotype

55 x 77 cms

£460

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Snow Moon

Monotype

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Swell

Monotype

Gabriel's Wharf

Monotype