Roy Huxley was born in Bedfordshire in 1940. He left school at 17 with an obvious talent for art and searched the London art studios for a job. Through a contact he was fortunate to get work with a leading Art Agency specialising in brochures for big car and truck companies and remained there for several years developing his skills. In 1969 he turned freelance and shortly afterwards was approached by the Tudor Art Agency to create some paintings for a new series of aircraft model kits under the brand ‘Matchbox’.
Roy produced paintings for Matchbox for nearly 20 years making him one of the most recognised box-artists in the world.
After the demise of Matchbox, he worked for several leading companies such as British Airways, Marconi, The Bradford Exchange and Rothmans. His work is renowned for its detail and accuracy, especially his aviation subjects, which has resulted in him being the three times winner of the coveted Guild of Aviation Artists “Aviation Painting of the Year” award.
Roy and his wife Sue have always been keen sailors and would go to their sailing yacht in France to unwind whenever time allowed. Although their sailing days are now over, they still travel extensively from their home in a quiet Kent village.