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Tony Walker


Tony Walker is based in Queensland Australia, and his artwork is focused on landscape and figurative painting drawn from worldwide locations and remote, coastal and urban Australia.

His expressive style in watercolour, acrylic inks on paper and canvas and other media, whilst retaining strong reference to the subject, is interpretive and conveys character, spirit and mood.

Tony Walker travels widely on ‘en plein air’ watercolour painting trips and to participate in Urban Sketchers’ events in cities worldwide. He is represented in galleries in Australia and overseas. Most recent awards include – Best Watercolour Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular 2017, first prizes RQAS Brisbane ‘Town and Country’ exhib June 2016, Watercolour Society Qld Annual Exhibition 2015. His workshops in ‘Expressive Watercolour’ and ‘Urban Sketch’ (pen/acrylic ink) occur periodically at venues in Brisbane.

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Shows & News

                                                                   Mt Coolum  – watercolour

International Selection 2018: One of the artists selected in prestigious FabrianoInAquarello exhibition in Fabriano Italy in May 2018. To be exhibited: ‘Nugga Nugga Brolgas’ – W&N watercolour on Fabriano HPressed. 
Now Showing :
At ‘Outside In’ – group exhib St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane commencing Feb 2018. About 30 Tony Walker acrylic inks and watercolours taking viewer to another place – landscape, seascape, city street – exploring character and spirit.
  Melbourne Australia Sept 2017 ‘Perspective and Place’, and many prior to that in Brisbane, elsewhere in Australia and in Muscat Oman.Manly marina_resizeBreakfast Creek – watercolour

Recent overseas trips: Urban Sketchers events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching resulted in new developments in his artwork including innovative use of acrylic inks on both paper and canvas.
Currently work can be viewed at ‘ Outside In’ St Vincent’s Hospital, Aspire Gallery, Petrie Tce Gallery Brisbane, or appointment at studio. Tony Walker workshops are timed early 2018 at these galleries.
Urban Sketching: Recent works from Canberra over Christmas period. Further USK events coming up in Asia and Portugal in 2018 as well as the major watercolour  and sketching event in Fabriano in May.

Workshops & Demos

Workshops & Demos

  • 21 April 2018: ‘URBAN SKETCHING’ at the marvelous ASPIRE GALLERY, Paddington, Bris. Pen/acrylic ink/watercolour wash. Great studio prep for en plein air, streetscape, perspective, figures, composition. INCLUDED: Inks, paper, CAFE LUNCH. Book: Aspire Gallery Tel 07 3368 1514. Series of 4 during 2018.
  • April – May 2018: ‘EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOUR’ at RQAS, Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane  10am – 4.00 pm – Date to be confirmed – Hands-on enjoyable workshops – watercolour techniques+.  Further info and booking contact RQAS Tel 07 3367 1977 or book online
  • Apr 2018: Watercolour Demonstration at the ‘Outside In’ exhibition St Vincents Hospital, S Brisbane.
The Artist

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Tony Walker has studios in Brisbane and Noosa Heads. He painted and drew from early age and continued during school and university. His development in drawing and painting, and his passion for art were augmented by numerous classes and workshops with established artists in Melbourne and Brisbane. His role as a professional artist and tutor evolved after a career in landscape architecture and urban design in Australia and overseas.

Interview with Creative Spirit

Q: When do you decide an artwork is finished?

A: That is the eternal challenge particularly with watercolour and sketching. It is often ‘finished’ 5 minutes before you stop! I guess the answer is to stop when you feel the work has achieved all that you expect from it and strongly resist going any further.


► READ FULL INTERVIEW with journal ‘Creative Spirit’ 

Galleries – Pen & Ink Wash and Watercolour:

Print Shop

COMING SOON – Point of sale for Giclee en-plein-air urban pen/acrylic ink prints presented as limited edition A5 size supersized greeting cards suitable for framing. Refer to gallery for images.