Roy Hinz

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Roy Hinz

The natural world has always been part of Roy Hinz’s story and it is the primary focus of his work, expressed in stone sculptures of surprising detail, realism and power. The Canadian wilderness comes to life in the original sculptures by Roy Hinz – Bears hunt, Cougars stalk, Trout leap, and Orcas emerge from the spray as images captured in stone.

Roy was born in the interior of British Columbia, raised in northern Alberta and now works from his studio on an acreage in Spruce Grove, Alberta. He’s always been an outdoors man with a fascination for nature and an observant eye, which led him quite naturally to his passion.

“I had experimented with other art mediums but it wasn’t until I drew a file across a piece of raw stone that I knew I’d found it.”

Given his history, Roy’s choice of wildlife as his main subject-matter is not surprising. What started out as a part-time hobby in his garage in 2000, soon became a full time passion. Roy is primarily self-taught, and his stone sculptures range in size from a few pounds to life-sized pieces weighing hundreds of pounds. His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Artist Credentials
July 2010 Artist Studio’s, Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
July 2010 “Best of Show- 3D” Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
July 2011 Artist Studio’s, Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
July 2011 Western Art Auction – Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
April 2012 “Spring is in the Air”, Art Show and Sale Cochrane, AB
July 2012 Artist in Residence, Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, AB
Oct. 2012 Guest Artist, State of Art Society (SAS) Group Exhibition Calgary, AB
July 2013 Artist in Residence, Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, AB
May 2014 Guest Artist, State of Art Society (SAS) Group Exhibition Calgary, AB
July 2014 Artist in Residence, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler, B.C.
July 2015 Artist in Residence, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler, B.C.
Sept. 2015 Artist in Residence, Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, AB
Oct. 2015 Guest Artist, State of Art Society (SAS) Group Exhibition Calgary, AB
May. 2016 Guest Artist, State of Art Society (SAS) Group Exhibition Calgary, AB
June. 2016 Natures Expressions Art Group, Spruce Meadows- Nationals Calgary, AB
July. 2016 Artist Studio’s, Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB
Sept. 2016 Natures Expressions Art Group, Spruce Meadows- Masters Calgary, AB