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Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy art exhibition at Kingston’s Rose Theatre

PUBLISHED: 18:45 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 18:45 12 January 2015

Self Portrait in Light (detail) by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy

Self Portrait in Light (detail) by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy


Rose Theatre Kingston will be exhibiting a range of paintings by the late Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy until Saturday February 14

Internationally acclaimed for her naturalistic style, Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy is best known in the UK for her official Golden Jubilee portrait of The Queen.

Born in Nigeria, she moved to the UK in 1975 and became a major contributor to British art, with collections of her works now in over 30 countries around the world.

Having lived in St Margaret’s briefly, she moved with her husband to Teddington and then to their first house in Lightwater, where they lived for 10 years and where her profession as a full-time artist took off.

Chinwe was a member of Camberley Art Society and started her involvement in educating others with workshops in Woking.

“The exhibition hopes to give a glimpse of a very varied and talented artistic life,” says Roderick Roy, Chinwe’s widower.

“Chinwe was an avid theatre goer, regularly attending plays at our local theatres. She would have been delighted about exhibiting at Rose Theatre Kingston.”

The exhibition at Kingston’s Rose Theatre has been designed to show the range of Chinwe’s work, from oil on canvas landscapes and portraits to surreal spiritual monotypes and etchings using techniques she developed herself.

• Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy: An exhibition runs at Kingston’s Rose Theatre until Saturday February 14. Admission is free. For information on prices and details of how to purchase Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy’s work, contact

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