Jean Claude Roy tour starts Friday at local gallery


The Grand Bohemian Gallery has announced that French artist Jean Claude Roy will launch his 21st annual tour at the gallery's St. Augustine location. The artist spends the entire month of November traveling to The Grand Bohemian galleries in the southern United States. For the full tour schedule, see

Roy is an “expressionist-colorist” who emotes a gorgeous interpretation of everyday observances. He is a painter’s painter who is self-taught, highly original and yet unguarded to teach those who admire his work. He paints prolifically every day, preferring to be outdoors in the elements, whether it be rain, snow or shine. This tenacity is felt in his moving compositions, interesting angles and introspective details.

Friday, Nov. 3, marks 21 years that collectors and admirers have relished Roy's evolution of dynamic palette-knife work, uniquely beautiful compositions and the unpredictable use of his trademark sun. He has cultivated his art by living curiously and joyfully, finding beauty in the tiniest of details and in things that often go unnoticed.

The Grand Bohemian Gallery will present his 21st artist reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 49 King St., St. Augustine. This is a free event, open to the public.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, The Grand Bohemian Gallery and The Casa Monica Resort & Spa will jointly host the artist’s Collector's Dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are required for this event and are available at