ERIC ROYLE


ERIC ROYLE

London
Tel: 07714 293608
Email: er015d5214@blueyonder.co.uk

Eric Thomas Royle was born in 1948 and was taught to draw from a very early age by his Grandfather. In 1963, he began his six year apprenticeship at the age of 15 and this early training helped in his apprenticeship to see beauty in line and lettering.  Eric started his own company, in Jersey, but after a while decided to travel for two years, traveling around South East Asia, Australia and Europe.

In 1987, Eric moved back to England, where he worked for R.H.Wilkins of Hatton Garden, London. He spent 8 years with Ray Wilkins, which brought Eric into contact with the most demanding and difficult work and he became an accomplished hand engraver.

During this time work included; engravings for The Queen Mother, Princess Diana and other Royal Family members worldwide, a commission from John Major and Grand Slam trophies for Tennis Championships. Eric was also commissioned to create a complete engraving copy of an early Victorian Americas Cup, with lettering rarely seen, fancy block fishtail fonts and lashings of scrollwork.