Tony Parsons is a full-time artist. He paints every day without fail, attempting every aspect, style and subject in the pursuit of technical excellence. Aside from the live work Tony can be found nearly every day, painting on a beach or at a beauty spot around the country. At the moment about half of Tony’s work is en plein air (outside). He tries to capture an atmosphere more than just a single moment. The workmanship is always urgent and fluid and is an exercise in describing how it feels to be in that place. His studio work is more thoughtful and generally dispenses with the urgency of making the outdoors a studio. Tony worked at sea for many years and still drives the Brighton Lifeboat, so boats are a common theme. He loves the edges, water, mud and sand, and the coast is a never ending inspiration. He also enjoys creating figurative life studies. He’ll often invite bystanders to pose and feature in his landscapes.
The lovely images below are selected from Tony’s portfolio. There are many more to view in our full portfolios. Please click on any image to be taken to our extensive collections. You may need to register to visit the portfolios but we’ll let you in if you are looking to license art.