I was born and live in Carmichael, CA. I'm a mostly self taught, multi media artist...mostly. I studied painting, drawing, design, and welding at Sacramento City and American River Colleges. Since 2002 I've shown work in solo and group shows across California and Arizona, and my work has won awards at the California State Fair, KVIE Art Auctions, Northern California Arts, Inc., and the Tubac Center for the Arts.

As far back as I can remember I've felt a need to make things; I've never lacked inspiration or drive. My process of making art has evolved to include more chance and experimentation, letting the materials work and using those materials in unconventional ways. Frank Zappa said,
"Without deviation, progress is not possible". I try to remember that statement while working, to avoid getting hung up in default modes. Even though I'm collaborating with chance, I still want the work to feel purposeful.

"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
-Bruce Lee

"Press my type on others? Dreadful. Is not my happiness precisely the sight of many who are different?"
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Those two ideas can change the world.
Sean Royal
photo by J Martin Groves - jmartingroves.com