Born and educated in Scotland, Eunice Roy found her way to Rowayton some forty years ago after many years of residence in Europe.
A lifelong interest in the arts has taken her to galleries and museums throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. A long break from the easel to focus on writing and handicrafts, not to mention family and business commitments, followed early training with the Scottish painter, William B Taylor.
Over twenty years ago with the encouragement of noted pastelist, Margaret Dyer, and the support of many friends in the arts community, Eunice returned to painting and drawing. In search of new opportunities for learning, she spent many years and many happy hours in the studio of the Pastel Society of America in New York under the guidance of former PSA President, Barbara Fishman, and more recently, PSA Education Director, Maceo Mitchell.
For the past 15 years, many evenings have been spent at Rowayton Arts Center enjoying the support, guidance and encouragement of New Haven artist/teacher, Frank Bruckmann, fellow Brit, Sam Morrow and recently Newtown artist, Rick Daskam. As she eases into retirement, Eunice continues to devote much of her newly found leisure time to her art, enjoying opportunities for figure drawing at Silvermine Art School and Rowayton Arts Center, where she currently serves on the Board.
She has been the recipient of many awards over the years in local shows and at the Pastel Society of America Annual Show in New York. Her oil paintings have been exhibited for the past six years at the New Haven Paint and Clay Club Annual Exhibition as well as locally.
With a Masters Degree in French and German and a Minor in Art History, she has worked as teacher, guide, interpreter and translator. For over thirty years, Eunice has managed the North American office of Egypt’s national tour company: her clients include many of North America’s leading cultural and educational organizations.