Roy van der Aa was born in Holland, educated in Canada, and emigrated to the United States in 1989. Since 1970, he has been a painter, and he has been showing his work regularly since 1974. Roy’s travels have taken him through Europe, Canada and the United States, and have provided him with a variety of experiences. From 1981-1989 he ran a successful artist’s co-op in Montreal. He has written poems, song lyrics, and performed many styles of vocal music in nine different groups. Roy has also participated in four archaeological excavations.
Roy is a founding member of "ArtForms Artist Association of New Mexico":http://www.artformsnm.org and is a member of the Society of Layerists in Multimedia. His work is found in private and corporate collections in the United States and Canada. He has also participated in over fifty-five shows in Canada and the United States.
Roy has been married for twenty-eight years and he has a fifteen year-old son.
Roy currently lives and works in Las Cruces, New Mexico.