The artwork of Yorkshire Artist Tony Dexter


1st – 22nd December Skipton Town Hall – Craven Arts Christmas Exhibition

Local artists (including me!) are, through membership of Craven Arts, putting on a Christmas Exhibition at Skipton Town Hall. It’s your opportunity to view a wide range of original paintings, sculpture and artwork that could just make that Christmas present you’re seeking even more special.

Open daily 1st – 22nd December from 10am – 4pm* pop in and see some great creative work.

*On Tuesday 11th December I’ll be at the exhibition all day so come and introduce yourself

Two of my works on display:

Filey Coble SH232

Through the Wood

Filey Coble SH232

Through the Wood

Putting my back into it!

Thanks to Amos and staff at The Ilkley Osteopathic Practice for giving me exhibition space for a couple of my paintings.

Just FloatingMisty Winter Wood


After a very successful few months with fifteen paintings sold through a couple of exhibitions then the on-line gallery, which usually displays over forty artworks, will be changing with new work added to the existing as and when appropriate.

It’s a regularly varying scene reflecting work currently available for sale.

My work is usually 76 x 76cm (30” x 30”) square on block canvass (no frames needed) and is generally acrylic that is varnished, signed and strung ready for hanging.

People say the work is bold, different, stunningly colourful and eye-catching. Yes my paintings are a visual statement with punch – they aren’t lacklustre.

Prices range from £225.00 to £275.00 – pick a East Coast Iconpicture and contact me via the ‘Contact’ form for more details

The Unpainted Boat

SOLD IN 2018 @:

Gallery at the Art Shop

Art in the Pen

Post Art in the Pen



<  Here are a few of those sold

I don’t do many exhibitions but these two have, once again, proved successful with paintings also sold along with sales post Art in the Pen

Pleased that the local art shop continue to sell my work and delighted that against some stiff competition at Art in the Pen (where quality improves every year) then, great comments about the impact of my work and its refreshing difference but also sales.

Thanks everyone




Delighted  my contemporary paintings will once again be on show at Art in the Pen in Skipton 11th & 12th August. (more details soon).

If you’ve not been before enjoy the day (or two) at the show which takes place at the Auction Mart (hence the ‘pens’ for exhibitors) on the outskirts of Skipton. Easy parking, lots of paintings, pottery, crafts and more see and if we’re fed and watered we don’t bite!

(no this isn’t me at last year’s show)

Thanking the 40%

Thanks to all the customers who popped into my recent exhibition at the Gallery at The Art Shop in Ilkley and bought a painting (someone bought four and they are now in Portugal!).

40% of paintings on show were sold

Thanks also to Sue and Tim at the art shop for all their help and support

On show at the Gallery At The Art Shop in Ilkley

From 30th January to 25th February the “Gallery At The Art Shop” on Hawksworth Street in Ilkley is presenting an exhibition of over sixteen of my paintings.

Known for my vibrant canvases my contemporary paintings are based on a series of subjects including fishing boats, fish, shorelines and woodland scenes. Painted in acrylic on block canvas the images are highly colourful and bold.

I know people buy paintings because they like them, it suits their taste, they want a statement piece or there is an emotional connection with the subject. Of course my subjects are familiar, but unlike a photograph or a lifelike reproduction, my artwork shows a viewpoint that is both unique and distinctive.

The ‘Gallery At The Art Shop’ (open 10 am – 5pm, Mon –Sat) is part of the popular Art Shop in Ilkley well known for artist materials and framing and I’m delighted to be showing my paintings in my local town.



Misty Winter Wood





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Why be dull when you could be colourful?

Don’t get me wrong I’ve nothing against magnolia.

Actually I have….my paintings

In fact a derivation of magnolia covers my walls. It makes a great natural backdrop to present my paintings against. They zing. They make a statement. They can’t be missed.

With original paintings this bold, this vivid and this dynamic perhaps now is the time to cover your magnolia, or white or cream or…..?Sunset over Filey Brigg

Wood on Stone 1


Put the tape measure away

As well as the subject matter people love my paintings for their vivid colour. They can make a statement in any home.

However sometimes they think a painting that’s 30” square (76cm x 76cm) may be too big. Whoever thought size was an issue?

I suppose many folks think they have a specific spot to place a painting and if that picture is outside the available hanging size limits them they think twice. But is this any way to reject a piece of art? Of course not.

You buy what you like. And, importantly, until a painting is in your home and you can see how it hangs either in different rooms or in different positions how can you tell what ‘works’

Changing rooms around and changing paintings around brings new life to your surroundings and can add a different atmosphere.

I guess that phrase ‘where are we going to put it’ can apply to anything you buy.

But my plea is if you like it you’ll make space for it.

Mull Hull (Wooden Trawler)


Perhaps I should get out more…


Two major exhibition opportunities in August culminated in the sale of numerous paintings.

Art in the Pen in Skipton and the Stephen Joseph Theatre Gallery in Scarborough were the venues for visitors to see and buy my artwork.

I don’t exhibit much; in fact these are the only two shows planned for this year.

It’s not that I don’t want my work to be seen and evidently these sales are as a result of my work getting out more. So, other than my website*, it’s time I started to seek venues which will give me an appropriate audience and help spread the word.

It’s not easy. I’ve only been painting for a few years and getting to know which venues ‘work’ in terms of meeting the right visitors is a bit of a minefield.

So, I’m seeking some help. Do you know of or have a venue that can display my paintings? An art fair or gallery that you think appropriate? If so I’d be delighted to hear from you via the ‘Contact’ page

My thanks to the staff and visitors, the buyers and helpers at Art in the Pen and Stephen Joseph – I naturally couldn’t have done it without you.


* the website shows all available paintings


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