The artwork of Yorkshire Artist Tony Dexter

I had a fine art training (sculpture) but after leaving Art College undertook a commercial career in advertising and marketing. However the ‘creative bug’ was unrelenting and I now have the opportunity to paint full time

My themes have included, fairgrounds, people, trees, boats, beaches and fish. Some of my work is based on Filey Coble boats. For many years we have, from our home in Wharfedale in Yorkshire, taken regular family holidays at Filey. Sadly in this time we have seen a decline in the fishing activity so I thought I would try and capture some of the essence of these boats by undertaking a series of coble boat pictures. And holiday visits to Uig (Isle of Lewis) and Mull have  inspired me to paint a series of rock and beach scenes and boats.The Unpainted Boat

I’ve exhibited and sold work at the Great North Art Show (Ripon) several times at Art in the Pen (Skipton), Stephen Joseph Theatre Gallery (Scarborough) [one man show 30 paintings], Neil’s Gallery (Filey), The Flying Duck (Ilkley hostelry!) The Gallery at the Art Shop (Ilkley)

I love acrylic paint. It’s quick drying and when applied to the canvas impasto (where the paint is applied thickly) and varnished the finished results are fantastically colourful and bold. My work is generally on block canvas, which means they don’t need framing and the majority are sized at 30″ x 30″ – a dimension ideal for today’s contemporary home.

I’d like to believe that my work is interesting and visibly distinctive and I hope you like it!

Tony Dexter

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