Roy was born in Lavenham, Suffolk, in October 1925. In 1948 he began studying at Camberwell School of Art until 1952, and he attained an N.D.D., F.R.S.A., F.F.P.S. and N.E.A.C. He had many solo exhibitions around and within London, including Guildhall in 1948, the Cromwell Gallery in 1949, the Beaux Arts Gallery in 1950, Kensington Art Gallery in 1951, Coffee House, Trafalgar Square in 1952, Everyman Cinema, Hampstead in 1953, and the Artists’ International Association Gallery London in 1953, 1957 and 1969.
Further exhibitions have been held at the Roland Browse & Delbanco Gallery in London in 1954, New Vision Art Centre in both 1957 and 1960, A.I.A in 1957 and 1969, Grabowski Gallery London in 1959, New Gallery Ipswich in 1960,
Phoenix Gallery Lavenham in 1960, Gainsborough’s House in 1961, Cambridge University in 1969 and 1977, Cambridge Art and Design Gallery in 1974, and Caius College Cambridge in 1976.
Roy’swork is held in many private collections including that of Prince Charles.