Biography

Roy bioThe 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.

Canadian Wildlife Artist

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.

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- National, 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

June 2017  Natures Expressions Art Group, Spruce Meadows- National, Calgary, AB

July 2017  Artist Studio’s, Western Art Show- Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

Sept. 2017  Natures Expressions Art Group, Spruce Meadows- Masters, Calgary, AB