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Tony Walker


Based in Queensland Australia – landscape and figurative artwork – worldwide locations – remote, coastal and urban Australia.

Media: Watercolour, acrylic inks on paper and canvas, and other media.
Focus: Retaining strong reference to the subject, the work is interpretive – conveys character, spirit and mood.

Tony Walker’s studios are in Brisbane and Noosa and he travels widely for en plein air painting and to participate in Urban Sketchers’ events worldwide. He is a member of  a number of local and international art groups, and exhibits regularly in galleries and other venues in Australia and overseas.  His workshops in ‘Expressive Watercolour’ and ‘Urban Sketch’ (pen/acrylic ink) occur periodically in Brisbane.

Continue to:      Selection of work in ‘Galleries’
Events & workshops

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Shows & News

                                                                   Nugga Nugga brolgas  – watercolour

International Selection 2018: One of the artists selected in prestigious FabrianoInAquarello exhibition in Fabriano Italy in May 2018.  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.

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  in 2018 following the above recent event in Fabriano and in Milano Italy.

Workshops & Demos

  • ‘URBAN SKETCHING’ at ASPIRE GALLERY, Paddington, Brisbane. Pen/acrylic ink. Info and Book: Aspire Gallery Tel 07 3368 1514.
    ‘EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOUR’ at RQAS, Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane – watercolour techniques. Further info and booking – RQAS  07 3367 1977.
    DEMONSTRATION of Watercolour / Acrylic Inks techniques — periodically.
    Dates / times of workshops and demonstrations will be posted.
The Artist

Currently studios are in Brisbane and Noosa Heads, Australia.
Drawing and painting continued through school and his university education in engineering and landscape architecture.
Professional artist followed from an earlier career in built environ and extensive art classes and workshops with established artists in Melbourne and Brisbane.

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: