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Tony Phillips

Tony Phillips

Biography

Preferred Medium: 
Oil on Canvas
Pen and wash
Etching
Preferred Style: 
Figurative painting with social/historical theme.
Describe the extent of your talent as an artist: 
Oil painting and etching.
Describe your early memories of your emerging talent as an artist?: 
My work has always been inspired by a passion for life itself. My artwork is an attempt to communicate something of the beauty and the tragedy of the world in which we live.
Formal Training: 
Lancaster Art College SIAD in environmental design
Other influences: 
Social History
Admired Artists: 
Goya
Hogarth
Cezanne
Role of figurative art: 
To bring to light something of the wonderous and sad drama that is the Human Condition. To make people think.
Other Interests: 
Music, literature, and theatre.
A one line summation of your relationship to art: 
A reflection of the times in which we live.

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