The artwork of Yorkshire Artist Tony Dexter

Seeing it in real life

Images of paintings on web and/or social media sites are fine but with a need to ‘compress’ images to cope with the requirements of file size and loading means they can lose their subtleness and complexity of colour and detail. So, it was great today to invite a family to see my pictures in ‘real life’ in my studio. While they had an idea which painting they wanted (and bought) when they saw others in their true colours they decided to buy another one as well. If you would like to see my pictures in real life you can visit my studio or see me at Art in the Pen, Skipton, 15 th &16th August.




Art in the Pen – Skipton Auction Mart

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2015 (10.00am – 4pm) see me and my work at Art in the Pen – acknowledged as one of the region’s best contemporary art fairs.

I’m on hand throughout the show to introduce you to my pictures. On display will be paintings of Filey coble boats, fish, rocks inspired by the Isle of Lewis and more.

Paintings, in varnished acrylic, are generally 30” x 30” square on ‘chunky’ canvas – so they don’t need framing and are strung ready for hanging.

Time to add some extra colour to those magnolia walls perhaps?

And for just £15.00 each you could also treat yourself to a ‘kindle’ tree or two (no not a picture of a tree on Kindle!)

Inspirational Uig (pronounced U…ig) – August 2014

Eagles, deer, seals, white sand, azure skies, smoked salmon, hand dived scallops and a whole week of sunshine made a recent trip to the Isle of Lewis a very memorable and inspirational holiday.

With time to sketch and photograph (as well as building sand castles!) Uig, which is on the West side of Lewis, is an idyllic, quiet setting to discover the rocks, rock pools, beaches, seaweed and landscape for a new selection of paintings.

So the long drive (9hrs) to Ullapool, the three hour ferry crossing to Stornaway and the 1 hour drive to the cottage was duly rewarded by this remote and beautiful Outer Hebrides Isle.

My new paintings are a contemporary reflection on this stunning landscape

Uig Beach Seaweed

Five pictures chosen for exhibition at 2013 Great North Art Show


Showcasing artwork in a fantastic venue

An annual event held at Ripon Cathedral the Great North Art Show is a fantastic exhibition that supports long standing and new artists to display their work.

As a new artist and one that had recently taken up painting, I was delighted to have five pictures selected to appear in the 2013 exhibition. The Cathedral is naturally open to the public for worship and visitors alike and my joy increased when, before the exhibition had officially opened, one of my pictures sold. Another followed.

Exhibiting for the first time, as this was for me, brings mixed feelings. Being selected was terrific. Seeing the work displayed out of my studio and in a gallery setting was marvellous. To sell work for the first time was the icing on the cake!

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