Born in London in 1947 Tony was brought up in a post-war society where the public perception of art was altering on a daily basis. Obviously talented even from an early age, Tony spent his free time drawing and painting from imagination rather than life. He hoped to take up some kind of artistic career so embarked on a three year course entitled "Studio Practice". Here he learned many things, not least how to illustrate in a range of styles, and he has made a living ever since working on an extraordinary array of books and illustration projects. At the same time he was pursuing his personal agenda - that of becoming a professional "fine" artist painting for himself rather than fulfilling commissions for others.
In 2005 Tony''s work was spotted by DeMontfort Fine Art, the UK''s leading international art publisher, who immediately saw its potential to win over the nation''s art lovers. Tony''s fascinating personality and innate sense of fun which shines through in everything he does immediately wowed the team of directors!
Now based in Norfolk, Tony has a studio in his home where he spends his time gathering inspiration from such disparate sources as a solo dance by Fred Astaire, the swing of a stylish coat on a beautiful woman, and even the big philosophical questions that haunt us all in modern life… but all with a smile on his face! A subtle, deadpan humour makes his whimsical acrylics uniquely engaging and his desire to "get it right" with everything he does guarantees artwork that is always carefully rendered and perfectly finished.