Of his own work Tony says ‘My heart is rooted in London. I was born in London, I grew up in London and I spent most of my adult life in London. Yet it is quite remarkable that despite having also spent most of my adult life as a professional artist it is only now that I have started to paint my beloved City.
It could be seen as a long and necessary apprenticeship that has led me to this moment. A combination also of how I see London now and a new style of painting in which I think my subject should be interpreted.
I live just outside of London now and going into town allows me to look at it with fresh eyes, seeing the smaller things that I could possibly have overlooked if I saw it day in day out.
I'm filled with a great sense of excitement when I'm in the streets, I feel like a fly watching a fast moving City in slow motion. I love watching people, my focus is always on the people of London simply going about their daily business and moving around living their lives, I don't look for action, just simple beauty.
Of course this new avenue I have entered has opened up exciting new worlds to me of all the great cities on this planet, a never ending stream of reference material and so much to see and paint. The truth is though I could spend my whole life in London, never get bored and constantly see something incredible and new. '