The artwork of Yorkshire Artist Tony Dexter


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.

Great Show

Thank you to all the organising team at Art in the Pen (August 2021) for managing to get the event underway at this somewhat difficult time.

For me it was a great show with many painting sales, meeting lots of old friends and artists and talking to visitors – how we’ve missed you and how nice to catch up.

Also to buy a few ‘artworks’ – one from Chrissie Freeth (a small tapestry) and another from John Townsend (some studio pottery)

The Gallery is now up to date and paintings shown are those currently for sale. You can contact me via the ‘Contact Form’ if you need any details about my work.

Once again thank you to everyone that made it possible

(the right and centre of the ‘pen’)

Art in the Pen 2021 is happening!

I’m delighted to say that on the Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August the Skipton Fair will do ahead.

Of course the venue, visitors and exhibitors will be following covid guidelines with, over the two day event,  visitors are asked to book tickets in advance

You can go online NOW to book

The time slots are:

  • JustGiving Ticket holders – access from 9.30am – leaving by 1pm
  • Arriving between 10am and 11am – leaving by 1pm
  • Arriving between 11am and noon – leaving by 2pm
  • Arriving between noon and 1pm – leaving by 3pm
  • Arriving between 1pm and 2pm – leaving by 4pm
  • Arriving between 3pm and 4pm – leaving by 4pm

Welcome back


A New Dawn Brightens