In this work, intimate and challenging body positions explore and celebrate the variety of emotions generated by their complex permutations. Unusual flesh tones and colours are combined with strength of line and emphasis of volume. With a contemporary approach to life painting and drawing, semi abstract compositions not only express feelings about the models but also interpretation of the models body language. Strong and positive gestural marks produce depth and ambiguity. Fluid brush strokes combined with patience and determination, gently evoke the arousing essence of the female nude. A sensitive approach to the form has created a beautifully alluring and provocative collection of paintings.
Tony studied Fine Art Painting at University of Gloucestershire graduating with BA (Hons) in 2003. His work has been included in exhibitions including the Jerwood Drawing Competition, Cheltenham, England, Jerwood Drawing Exhibition, Westend Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Royal West of England Academy Open Competition, Bristol, England and Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, England, England. Influences include Modigliani, Abstract Expressionists, Schiele, Cecily Brown, Titian, Goya, Matisse, Rembrandt, Picasso and Auerbach.
His work has been sold in various locations in the UK and in the USA; Washington and New York. Works in his latest subject and method are being shown for the first time
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