Rayford James Holroyd was born in Standish near Wigan in 1978. He moved to York as a young child, and now resides in one of its picturesque surrounding villages.
While studying Industrial Design at university, Rayford developed his true passion for art in his spare time. After many years subsequently working as a creative 3d designer across a variety of industry sectors, Rayford has launched his own business in order to pursue his interest in art further, and commit time to developing his ability and style.
A self taught artist, Rayford draws inspiration from the beautiful landscape and historic architectural features that can be found around North Yorkshire, as well as producing pieces by commission. Previously working mainly in pencil, Rayford now also creates colour pieces using pastel, acrylics and oil paint, and is continually exploring new techniques and approaches to producing pieces of work.