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Though originally from Gloucestershire, I have lived on Merseyside for more than 30 years, and during that time nurished the ambition of becoming an artist. After many frustrating years of doing it on a self-taught basis, I eventually managed to get accepted onto a fine art degree course at John Moore's University, in 2001 and graduated in 2004. I then spent two years based in Liverpool working as an artist. Then, in 2006, I relocated to my present studio and gallery at Haskayne, located between Southport and Magull. During the Degree Show I was a winner of the Swiss Life Prize for my painting 'Sunset Over Stanley Dock' and which now hangs in their Liverpool headquarters. In November of 2004 I was awarded the Norman Moores Fellowship for painting and drawing by JMU and which ran for a year. After graduating, I was awarded a commission for a painting which now hangs on the top floor of the Aldham Robarts building of the John Moores University. The Capital of Culture company chose one of my paintings, Sunset over the Liver Buildings to feature on merchandise during the Liverpool's 800 Heratage celebrations.
Most of my paintings are in private hands. I also accept commissions across a range of subjects.
TEACHING: I also teach life-drawing and I also run art classes for Sefton Council, Lydiate, Maghull, Hightown and at the Bluecoat Liverpool.

artist and author roy munday, leader of the sefton art group

I have just published my first novel. Titled: The Van Gogh Scam. I have long nourished the ambition of writing a novel, now I've finally fulfilled that ambition.
The novel opens with the slicing off of artist Van Gogh’s ear. Several versions of how this came about has fascinated the public, and I’m now offering my version. The incident took place when Van Gogh was living with Paul Gauguin in Arles and has now become part of art mythology.
Find out more and read opening chapters by going to The Van Gogh Scam....

some of the members of the sefton art group

One of my main ambitions was to pass on my knowledge to others. That process has seen me create one of the largest practicing weekly art groups on Merseyside: The Sefton Art Group.We are a very active group of artists, made up by people throughout the Sefton region to enage in art classes and art activites and much more. We are always welcoming to new members or anyone who is thinking of taking up art lessons and would like to come along and visit one of our several weekly classes, held at Hightown, Lydiate, Southport and Maghull, with a life drawing class in Liverpool.
As well as offering art classes to all abilities we encourge members to exhibit their work, and put on our own art exhibitions. Most of our members enjoyed art when at school, but never had the opportunity to follow it up, because life took over, then, with more time on their hands they decided to finally take it up. You don’t need any art experience, as the art classes cater for absolute beginners as well as those who have done art recently but feel they’d like to join a more proactive group. For example, we encourage each other to enter their work into local exhibitions. We also run our own exhibitions, at Maghull Town Hall, as well as other locations. It offers members the opportunity to engage more fully in the local art scene, also the opportunity to expose their work to local people, and to sell! We also arrange visits to local art galleries, as well as further afield, like London.
Find out more about joining or visiting us

picture of the artist

The artist in his studio.

picture of the artist

In my degree show, my painting won a painting prize. Here I am at Swiss Life headquarters
in front of my winning painting...

picture of the artist

...and at my degree show

Liverpool school of art exhibition

I was chosen to exhibit two
of my paintings by former students
the prestigous Liverpool
school of art exhibition

the gallery

I was commissioned to paint the above painting by John Moore's university
showing the view from the roof of the
Aldham Robarts LRC building, looking
out over the Mersey towards North Wales.
This is the painting finally installed. Its title
"Have you been up on the roof?"

the gallery

To celebrate Liverpool's granting of its Royal Charter, this painting was chosen by the Culture Company to feature on merchandising, such as calanders, etc.
"sunset over the Liver Buildings"

sunrise over liverpool

Sunrise Over Liverpool
This painting in January 07 featured in Liverpool's Daily Post, together with a print option.
sunrise over liverpool

Two large commissions
for Rensburg & Sheppards. The paintings are for their
new offices, located in Old Hall Street, Liverpool
life drawing class

One of the life-drawing classes
I teach.
life drawing class

The life-drawing class
I teach.
roy munday with painting of Liverpool waterfront at night

A recent commission: Liverpool waterfront at night.
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