The artwork of Yorkshire Artist Tony Dexter

What Next?

Plans are in hand to exhibit around 12/15 paintings in June at The Art Shop Gallery on Hawksworth Street in Ilkley.

And while it is months away, once again I’ll be applying for Art in the Pen in August in Skipton.

You can of course buy direct – use the Contact form, tell me the painting(s) you are interested in and I’ll be in touch with price(s) along with hanging tips and any cost for delivery. Tony

Christmas Exhibition 16th Nov – 31st Dec

Christmas Exhibition 16th Nov – 31st Dec (10am -5pm)

The Bingley Gallery, 29b Park Road, Bingley , BD16 4BQ

Four paintings of mine including:

Broken Barn
‘Broken Barn’ – on the old Roman Roman that connects Addingham to Skipton there is a brocken barn come stable. A bit derelict but a craetive inspiration based on old wood and shafts of light
The Old Barge
‘The Old Barge’ – I’ve a strong affection for wooden boats and this one is no exception. It was once sunk but is now afloat and being rebuilt single handed by its owner.
Beside the Sea
‘Beside the Sea’ – this is a North East fishing boat perched on the landing next to the shore in Filey. Across the Filey Bay we look towards Flamborough with its lighthouse and famous cliff
The Log Barn
‘The Log Barn’ Base on a huge crate store at ‘Anchor Logs’ in Gargrave, suppliers of wooden logs for stoves. The view here is across from the Leeds to Liverpool canel


BIG THANK YOU TO visitors, new customers, previous clients, other stand holders and friends to my ‘pen’ at Art in the Pen 2023. A great success. Lots of lovely comments about my artwork along with sales. Time to rest the feet, have a glass of something refreshing and get the palette out again. If you picked up a card and wish to get in touch then please use the contact form on the website and I’ll get back to you. Best Wishes Tony.



A BIG thank you to new customers and previous clients along with visitors to my stand at Art in the Pen. It was a pleasure to see and talk to you and a delight to receive your complimentary comments. Following sales my website is now currently up to date and I’ll be painting and adding more work in due course. Thank you again for visiting and surviving the very hot weather. And thanks to my neighbouring artists for making it a very enjoyable event. Everyone deserves a well-earned drink!!!



Art in the Pen – Sat 13th & Sun 14th August


Delighted to be exhibiting here again


The Bingley Gallery

Thanks to David Starley at The Bingley Gallery for the opportunity to display four paintings in rhe Christmas Exhibition in December. Delighted to say two paintngs sold – so thank you also to those clients.

Happy New Year


The Green Man

A little departure from my usual vibrant coloured paintings is ‘The Green Man’.  A 76 x 76cm varnised pen drawing on canvas. Should I paint it? If I did would it make the lines obscure or enhance them? The jury is out

The Green Man

Christmas Show – The Bingley Gallery

Four of my paintings, along with work by other artists, at the Christmas Show at The Bingley Gallery from the 16th November – 31st December.

‘Sun on the Bow’, ‘Fell Top’, ‘Filey Coble SH232’, ‘The Old Croft’.

Call 01274 2552134 for details and opening times or see

The Bingley Gallery, 29b Park Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 4BQ

The Old CroftFiley Coble SH232Fell TopSun on the Bow


Thank You

Following the Art in the Pen exhibition direct sales continue to grow, so thank you to all my customers for your support.

Clearly art has and continues to play an important part in the lives of people and these current times have demonstrated that creativity is a crucial part of expressing our emotions and feelings.

I recently went to ‘Grayson’s Art Club’ exhibition in Manchester (you may recall his TV series) and what a pleasure it was to see the variety and diversity of work on display. It was equally thought provoking and joyful.

I hope my art brings you some joy, perhaps some reflection, some pleasure.

A couple of images from ‘Grayson’s Art Club’ exhibition

Working Flat Out

Easels are, of course, a common support for canvasses when painting. But for me the table top – working flat – is my preferred choice.

With 30” x 30” (76 x 76cm) sized canvasses and my method of applying paint then a flat surface provides an ideal base.

Each painting starts with a preliminary sketch drawn directly onto the canvass then paint is applied often by palette knife in bold colour straight from the tube. Or paint is put on by sponge which requires masking and a decent degree of patience.

Creativity takes many forms not least in how it’s applied.