Tony painted in oils for many years but it was not until he retired in 1991 that he took up watercolours seriously. Since then, he has taught this medium at the College of Further Education, run his own Winter Evening Classes and Week-end Workshops, given demonstrations to local groups and societies, as well as provide work for his annual exhibitions.
In 1999, following an approach from the Guernsey Tourist Board, he embarked on an additional venture, creating WATERCOLOUR HOLIDAYS IN GUERNSEY for those who wished to combine a holiday in Guernsey with tuition in watercolour painting. He then extended his courses into the UK with regular visits to Cumbria, North Norfolk and Snowdonia. Due to health problems within his family he has been running his courses only in the island of Guernsey for some time and, reluctantly has recently taken a decision to retire from teaching watercolour in structured courses at the end of 2013 to enable him to spend more time painting for himself. He intends to continue providing Private tuition on a one-to-one basis in Guernsey, details of which may be found on his website, www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com.
Tony has held a number of successful one-man exhibitions locally and his work may be found in Guernsey Galleries and private collections. He would describe himself as a traditional landscape artist, having spent considerable time studying and following the work of the late James Fletcher-Watson, R.I., RBA. He is determined to continue to promote the great tradition of pure watercolour which his good friend James was so anxious to preserve.