Maggie Royle is a painter based in Bristol, UK. Royle takes an experimental approach to painting with a particular interest in exploring relationships between abstraction and figuration and an engagement with the visceral qualities of paint. Her work makes reference to a range of art historical and contemporary sources; recent work has been informed by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects observations from walks undertaken as part of the government’s ‘daily exercise’ requirements. Her paintings are often exhibited as installation pieces.
Royle has exhibited widely; recent exhibitions include Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent (2020); Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Basingstoke (2020); Creekside Open, A.P.T. Gallery London, Selected by Brian Griffiths (2019);Unity in Diversity. Bristol and Tbilisi: 1988 -2018, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia (2018); Pavilion of Painting, Fringe Arts Bath (2018); The Bath Open Art Prize, Fringe Arts Bath (2018). Her work is in private and public collections in the UK and abroad.