Reverie by Rob Roys. Acrylic, Graphite, and Watercolor on Multi-media Artboard, 2012; 22" x 30"(Framed 26" x 34").
Roys was born and raised in Alaska and attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and in Juneau. He is influenced by the Alaskan landscape, Alaskan Native Art, dreams, memories, music, and mythology. His work focuses on the aspects of living and growing up in Alaska: the isolation (both personal and cultural) the gloomy weather, and the short intense summers. He also finds inspiration in the characteristics of small communities where the past is often visible in the present.