Tony started teaching at UXBRIDGE in 1998, and after holding a solo exhibition in 2000 he then became the centre’s “Artist in Residence” in 2001.
The residency consisted of a number of classes that Tony taught, as well as open studio time where the public could watch and ask questions whilst Tony painted. This residency was renewed every 6 months for 3 years before starting his own business, after new management decided not to renew his contract.
Starting with 50 students, numbers quickly grew to 120 and Tony was teaching 7 days a week. What has developed through the years of student and teacher interaction, is a unique painting method that anyone can learn.
Now after 17 years he returns to where he began.
“We have been at UXBRIDGE for 2 years and it’s working out really nicely, there is a vibrant art community at the centre and the UXBRIDGE team are great to work with. We have reduced the number of students I teach per class, and I tutor only 2 days a week on Thursdays and Fridays. This have given me more time to work on my own painting”.