interest in art began with pencil sketches as he was growing up in the Texas hill country. After military service he studied art at the University of North Texas. In 1991 Roy started his journey to become a professional photographer. His images have been used in and on the cover of professional magazines. Art & Antiques, Western Art & Architecture, Heritage Auction,D Magazine and his photographs have been displayed on Park Ave.
He has received Best in Show and Peoples Choice awards from the Business Council for the Arts. In 2015 Roy received a Dallas Paper City Design Award.