David French Le-Roy


Irish still life painter David French Le Roy was born in 1971. Primarily a self-taught artist, he began to paint at the age of 24, holding his first exhibition at the Wexford Opera festival in 1997 which consisted of mainly contemporary work.

Overtime, French Le-Roy became heavily influenced by the Dutch and Spanish still life painters, particularly the work of  Williem Kalf and Luis Melendez. This took his work from a contemporary style to a more traditional genre. This proved popular, leading to more commissioned work, and a second successful exhibition.

Since then, he has continued to explore still life painting, spending time living in France and Australia before returning to Ireland, where he has had numerous successful exhibitions to date.

He was also commissioned to complete work for the playwright Billy Roche on his play Such as We at the Peacock Theatre; which also included an exhibition of his work.

French Le Roy now lives and works in Wexford, his work can be found in many public and private collections throughout the world including Ireland, UK, USA, France, and Australia.