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Tony Walker

Visual Artist

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, interpretive painting – conveys character, authenticity, spirit and mood.
–  ‘for me it is about the landscape, but also landscape/streetscape/industrial/historical juxtaposition and finding the human thread.’

Tony Walker lives in Brisbane and also has a studio on the Queensland Sunshine Coast. He travels widely on painting trips in Australia and elsewhere. An important part of his creative effort is in ‘en plein air’ painting, including painting in remote and urban Australia and participation in Urban Sketchers’ events in cities worldwide. He is a member of local and international art groups, and exhibits regularly in galleries and art shows. He tutors workshops and demonstrates ‘Expressive Watercolour’ and ‘Urban Sketch’ (pen/acrylic inks)  periodically in Brisbane.
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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.

A word from the artist

‘I am deeply moved by the landscape – its rhythms, colours and space. I constantly find inspiration there, appreciating that connection with eternity present in the silence and power of remote landscapes and seascapes. I am also fascinated by urban structure (well … selectively), by meaningful architecture, exotic cultures and figurative subjects.

A desire to express my personal perceptions of these things is the driving force behind my artwork. I convey my interpretation (rather than replication) of the subject while retaining clear representation of the ‘real’ image. Perhaps that notion is ‘contemporary’ and/or has much in common with the ‘Post Impressionist’ ethos, but such labels are a waste of space.

I drew and painted avidly as a child, and continued to do so through school and university. I qualified in engineering and subsequently also in landscape architecture. While the career that followed in urban design contained a degree of creativity, there was always a strong pull towards visual art and I continued to paint and began to put my work in galleries. My move to professional artist followed from this earlier career in built environment with the benefit of many art classes and workshops with established artists in Melbourne and Brisbane.’

Workshops & Demos

    • UPCOMING FREE DEMONSTRATIONS  of Acrylic Inks techniques – ‘Urban Sketch‘ :
          Fri 28 Sept 10am Eckersleys Underwood
          Sun 30 Sept 10am Royal Qld Art Society, Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane
          Sun 14 Oct at Brisbane Open House in Burnett Lane, Brisbane City.
    •  Periodical workshops in Brisbane:     
       – Pen/acrylic ink.
      ‘EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOUR’  – watercolour techniques at WSQ and RQAS


Gallery – Recent artwork
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drawings and paintings – watercolour or acrylic inks