For some years, Anthony specialized in painting watercolour architectural scenes. He was a finalist in the Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 1999 and his painting, ‘Gymnasium at Sardis’, inspired by a holiday in Turkey, was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London,
The Sculpture Gallery, Manchester and Phillips, Leeds.
Anthony became a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW) in 2016 and was on the Society’s Committee as Honorary Secretary. He was elected membership of the Cambridge Drawing Society (CDS) in 2017.
More recently, he was awarded the Tindalls Prize, for ‘Amphitheatre at Pompei’, at the SEAW Selected Exhibition in 2016.
Anthony now pursues landscape and seascape painting and was awarded the Royal Watercolour Society President’s Award,
for ’Summer Meadow’, at the SEAW Selected Exhibition in 2017.
In 2019, the watercolour ‘Looking Out To Sea’ inspired by the North Norfolk coast, was voted Best In Show at the SEAW Exhibition at Wells-Next-The Sea.
Anthony’s painting ‘ Winter Glow’ was accepted by the Society of Graphic Fine Art for their Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries and was exhibited there in 2021.
Anthony undertook Art & Design and Education courses, qualified as a teacher and taught Art, Craft, Design and Graphics.
He also worked for periods, as a graphic artist and designer.
He has shown his paintings mainly at SEAW and CDS exhibitions, at shows at the Dolby Gallery in Oundle, Northamptonshire,
at local venues and in his Etsy online shop.
Anthony has had to leave both the SEAW and CDS, in January 2022, due to relocating to Yorkshire.
Anthony is inspired by scenes bathed in sunlight and shade and is interested in depicting these light qualities in his paintings. He hopes his work captures the wonders of our world, resonates with the viewer and is uplifting. Anthony has been influenced by other artists’ works in particular, the watercolour landscapes
of Ian Sidaway RI.