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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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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.


The Artist
steamy morn, Sarawak River - watercolour

Steamy Morn, Sarawak River – watercolour

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:

Workshops & Demos

Workshops & Demos

  • 24 Mar 2018: ‘URBAN SKETCHING’ at the marvelous ASPIRE GALLERY, Paddington, Bris. Pen/acrylic ink/watercolour wash technique. Ideal for en plein air streetscape. Learn perspective, streetscape, figures, subject selection, etc. INCLUDED: Inks, paper + CAFE LUNCH. Booking: Aspire Gallery Tel 07 3368 1514. Series of 4 during 2018. (Date to be confirmed).
  • Jan 2018: (Date to be set) Demonstration accompanying exhibition at St Vincents Hospital Brisbane – further info coming.
  • 17 Mar 2018: ‘EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOUR’ at RQAS, Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane  1.30 – 4.30 pm – half-day hands-on enjoyable workshop – watercolour techniques and more. Series of 4 in 2018. Date to be confirmed. Further info and booking contact RQAS Tel 3367 1977 or book online

Shows & News

International Selection 2018: One of the Australian artists selected for watercolour painting in the prestigious FabrianoInAquarello exhibition in Fabriano Italy in May 2018. The painting to be exhibited is ‘Nugga Nugga Brolgas’ – W&N watercolour half sheet Fabriano Hot Pressed. 
Solo exhibitions:
  most recently Melbourne Australia Sept 2017 ‘Perspective and Place’, and many exhibitions prior to that in Brisbane, elsewhere in Australia and in Muscat Oman.
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 his work can be viewed in group exhibitions at Aspire Gallery and Petrie Tce Gallery in Brisbane, or by appointment at his Kelvin Grove studio. There are Tony Walker workshops timed for early 2018 at these galleries.
Outside In – A selected artist for St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane ‘Outside In’ exhibition commencing Feb 2018. His component of this exciting exhibition will comprise about 30 acrylic ink and watercolour paintings on a theme taking viewer to another place – landscape, seascape or city street – to appreciate the character and spirit of that world.
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 event in Fabriano.