Royston Jones has made a life-long study of late eighteenth century architecture, decoration and costume. He is an acknowledged expert on the works of James Wyatt (1746-1813) on which he has an extensive archive of photographs and dimensioned sketches.
He makes finely detailed architectural models with furniture, miniature paintings and sculpture, worked to a scale of 1:8. Works include the Drawing Room from Sledmere House, the Painted Room from Spencer House together with a large number of ceilings and wall elevations, to the designs of James Wyatt, Robert Adam and George Richardson. His decorative painting, both in miniature and in full scale, is in the style of Biagio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi.
His architectural watercolours and his perspective views of rooms have featured in London exhibitions, each one was reviewed in Country Life magazine. Other decorative schemes have been featured in House & Garden.
He has modelled plasterwork for ceilings, friezes and wall decoration, one project won an award from the Plaisterers’ Company.
Fiona Gray casts neoclassical plasterwork as modelled by Royston Jones for the models and for full scale decorative ornament. Individual decorative casts are available for sale.
She does oil gilding and water gilding of furniture, frames, mirrors and plasterwork.
Some of her photographs feature in Dr John Martin Robinson’s book ‘James Wyatt architect to George III‘, Yale UP, 2012, which includes research input by both Jones and Gray.