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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 on paper and Acrylic Inks on paper and canvas
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. Outside of the studio, 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.
Watch a short introductory VIDEO on this link: https://youtu.be/HXzWWngzvag
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Purchase Artwork: From artist or online at Bluethumb: https://bluethumb.com.au/tony-walker

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.

Coming up : At ‘Outside In’ – group exhib St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane. About 20 Tony Walker acrylic inks and watercolours taking viewer to another place – landscape, seascape, city street – exploring character and spirit.

Urban Sketching: Departing shortly to sketch documentation event with Kuala Lumpur Urban Sketchers Group – sketching/documenting historic Kinta and Ipoh region in central Malaysia – tin mining district commenced by the British long ago and now a burgeoning tourist attraction as well as continued mining.
Coming:
A major watercolour painting event in Fabriano 2019 and show in Milano Italy.
Further USK events coming up in Amsterdam and Asia in 2019 – acrylic inks on paper and canvas.

Currently work can be viewed at the studio by appointment and on occasion at Aspire Gallery, Petrie Tce Gallery Brisbane, or Watercolour Soc of Qld.
Workshops with Tony Walker are timed early 2019

 

words from the artist

‘I am fascinated 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. A career followed in urban design, but for I was always drawn towards visual art, and I continued to draw and paint in spare hours and I began to put my work in galleries in this period. My subsequent move to professional artist followed from this time 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:     
      ‘URBAN SKETCHING’
       – 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