Roy Carruthers was born in South Africa in 1938 He is an Illustrator, Painter, Graphic Artist and Sculptor. Roy lived around the world after leaving South Africa, had a career in advertising, working in London in the late 1960's where I first came across him, and emigrated to the US in 1968. I stayed with him for a week at his home in Connecticut in 1969 when he was working at a New York advertising agency as an Art Director. In the 1970's Roy turned to painting as well as illustrating. Clearly influenced by the painter Fernando Botero's unique take on the human form he developed his own 'body' language in his paintings and lithographs.