Antony Perry has always had a particular interest in oil painting. He trained at Camberwell College Of Art and Goldsmiths in the 1980s and completed a BA Degree in Fine Art.
He has continued to paint on an ad hoc basis – his interest is in light, colour and paint texture, and he is happy to paint either landscape or portraiture. He was successful in winning a “wild card” heat in the Sky Arts Landscape Programme in 2015 and competed again in 2017.
Antony told us...
"I trained as an Artist at Camberwell Art College and Goldsmith's, University Of London, studying a degree in Art and Art History. I live with my partner and children in Thame, Oxon.
I enjoy painting a broad range of subjects encompassing landscapes and portraits and have frequently been told I have the ability to get into the personality of my subjects and apply a sensitive and skilled approach to each project I take on. I have an imaginative eye for colour and use a warm, rich palette to express my emotions when painting.
My recent work uses gouache paints on watercolour paper. Each work expresses the goal in creating a moment which is rich in colour and the bold brushstrokes and confident use of paint evoke a playful energy that portrays my zest for life. My influences are Sargy Mann, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Bert Irvin."