Tony was born in 1942 and lives
in Nottinghamshire, England with his wife Doreen. He has a son Glenn and daughter-in-law
Judith and two grandchildren, Emma and Andrew.
Tony is the official UK demonstrator
for Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolours and Isabey and Raphael Brushes.
He is a Studio Associate of the
Trevor Waugh Studio and a Professional Associate of the Society for
All Artists. He is also a founder member and past chairman of The
Kirby Bellars Group of Artists based near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Tony began painting in the 1970s
and, apart from seeking instruction from those artists whose work
he admires, he is completely self taught.
It is Tony's great love of, and expertise in, painting watercolour,
together with his communication skills, that has led him into the
teaching of watercolour. In the last eighteen years he has acquired
an enviable reputation in this field, proving himself able to pass
on not only the basics of painting but his own techniques, hints and
tips in a way that gives confidence to beginners, and for those with
some experience, can make a reasonable painting good, and a good painting
He regularly runs painting holidays, workshops, teaches painting courses and demonstrates
at the annual Patchings Art Festival in Nottinghamshire. His aim is always to promote
confidence, increase skill, but - and this is of prime importance
to him - also to help his students enjoy their painting.
Tony also exhibits regularly, his paintings now forming part of collections
in many countries of the world. His work has featured in International
Artist Magazine, while Leisure Painter commission and publish articles