About Roy Hinz

Canadian Wildlife Artist

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 has always been an outdoors man with a fascination for nature and an observant eye, which led him quite naturally to his passion.

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.

“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.”

Artist in Residence

Fairmont Banff Springs - Aug. 2020
Mountain Galleries
Fairmont Banff Springs | Banff, AB
August 2020
  • August 2020
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • August 2019
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • August 2018
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • September 2017
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    Whistler, BC
  • August 2017
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • September 2015
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • July 2015
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    Whistler, BC
  • July 2014
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    Whistler, BC
  • May 2014
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB
  • July 2012
    Mountain Galleries
    Fairmont Banff Springs
    Banff, AB

Guest Artist

Rendezvous Gallery, Vancouver - Nov. 2019
New Gallery Representation
Rendezvous Gallery | Vancouver, BC
November 2019
  • November 2019
    Rendezvous Gallery
    Vancouver, BC
  • September 2017
    Nature’s Expressions Art Group
    Spruce Meadows – Masters
    Calgary, AB
  • June 2017
    Nature’s Expressions Art Group
    Spruce Meadows – National
    Calgary, AB
  • September 2016
    Nature’s Expressions Art Group
    Spruce Meadows – Masters
    Calgary, AB
  • June 2016
    Nature’s Expressions Art Group
    Spruce Meadows – National
    Calgary, AB
  • May 2016
    State of Art Society (SAS)
    Group Exhibition
    Calgary, AB
  • October 2015
    State of Art Society (SAS)
    Group Exhibition
    Calgary, AB
  • May 2014
    State of Art Society (SAS)
    Group Exhibition
    Calgary, AB
  • October 2012
    State of Art Society (SAS)
    Group Exhibition
    Calgary, AB

Art Shows

Calgary Stampede Western Art Show
Western Art Show
Calgary Stampede | Calgary, AB
July 2019
  • November 2019
    Art Market Craft Sale
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2019
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2018
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2017
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2016
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • April 2012
    “Spring is in the Air” | Art Show and Sale
    Cochrane, AB
  • July 2011
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2011
    Western Art Auction
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2010
    Artists’ Studios
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB
  • July 2010
    “Best of Show – 3D”
    Western Art Show | Calgary Stampede
    Calgary, AB