Roy Clapp’s life was centred upon art – painting, carving, printing, working with clay or wax, and, above all, drawing. In this sympathetic reminiscence, Roy’s wife Jill reviews the major landmarks in her husband’s life and reflects upon how they affected his passion for art.

Roy’s decision to take early retirement from his position as lecturer with the University of Liverpool Extramural Department finally gave him the freedom he needed to express himself in a wide range of artistic media. Fully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs of some of his carvings, this book provides an intimate insight into the life of an extraordinary and talented man.