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ANTHONY'S PROFILE

SELF PORTRAIT
'For in him we live and move and have our being, as certain of your own poets have said. For we are also his offspring.'
Acts ch 17 v
It seems to be customary on a website to have a piece that is a sort of biographical profile coupled with an artist's statement.
Right then here we go. So what shall we say about me then?
I am married to Carol, and we have a daughter, Rebeccah.
I had been interested in drawing and painting when I was young, but poor teaching at school soon dealt with that.
My interest in painting was re-kindled on a school trip when I saw 'Time Transfixed' by Rene Magritte. Even so it was a year or two before I started to paint. One day in 1969 I bought a box of oil paints, some pieces of hardboard, got a book on painting from the library and started to paint in my spare time.
In 1979 my wife and I moved to Suffolk where we still live. I stopped painting for a number of years, but resumed about the turn of the century.
I work mainly in oil, but am very interested in collage in all it's forms.
In recent years I have found that my work is starting to go in different directions, and in different mediums.
I would like to follow where I am led.
I have had work exhibited at Haringey Arts Centre, Walthamstow Art Society Open Exhibition, Halesworth Art Gallery, The Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, The Lowestoft Arts Centre ,Kessingland Library, and The Coconut Loft , Lowestoft, as well as various mixed and group shows.
I also did the illustrations for the 'Lily and Hudson' series in the Kessingland Times, which have recently been published as a collection..
I am currently involved with an Art Group at Kessingland Library.
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