Anthony is a member of the Institute for Learning and the National Acrylic Painters Association. As well as being a professional artist and demonstrator he teaches art and runs his own classes throughout the Lancashire and south Manchester areas.
The context within which we experience an event will determined how that event is encoded and retained.(Oxford Companion to the Mind. - Richard L Gregory. -1987)
The media, with its appropriation of painted images from the past masters, has created a specific genre that provokes an audience into a stereotypical form of interpretation.
My work is concerned with the re-introduction of these images as paintings in a contemporary context, enhancing their ambiguity and giving them a true physical presence.
Lecturer In the Adult and Community Learning Sector for Wigan Council.
2007. Certificate in Education, Wigan and Leigh College.2005. BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.Exhibitions2009 People and Places, The Architects Gallery Ltd, The Powder Rooms 69-71 Broad Street Teddington TW11 8QZ2009 NAPA 25th International Exhibition, View Two Gallery, Mathew Street, Liverpool.2009 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, 1st prize Figure and Portrait Category, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.2009 Astley Biennial Open Exhibition, Astley Hall, Chorley.2009 Go Pink and Blue, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool. Charity event in aid of male and female cancer charities2009 Turnpike Open, Turnpike Gallery Leigh.2009 Revolve Gallery, Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester.2009 Revolve Gallery @ G Casino exclusive one night only art event 2nd April.2008 St Peters RC High School, Orrell, Wigan. OK Studios artists exhibition.2008 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, Waterperry, Oxfordshire. (Ist prize. Winner of landscape/urban category)2008 Patchings International Art Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham.2008 Leigh and Wigan Artists Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.2007 Wigan to Leigh Exhibition of artworks produced by local artists and art groups held at the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.2007 NAPA 23rd International Exhibition, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. (Prizewinner Daler Rowney best British painting category)2007 Looking Sideways.- OK Artists Studios Exhibition, Drumcroon Art Gallery and Education Center, Parsons Walk, Wigan. (27 Jul 24 Aug)2006 Past Present and Future, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh. (1st Prize)2005 Stockport OpenExhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. (Winner of the Peoples Prize)2005. Show5, Degree Show, UCLan, Preston.2005 Nationwide Mercury Art and Music Student Competition, The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London.2005 Objects of Desire Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire.2005 The Grosvenor Museum`s 6th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Street, Chester. 2005 Mind Where You Look Exhibition, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury and Oldham Art Gallery. 2005 Army Benevolent Fund Exhibition, The Minster Church of St John The Evangelist, Church St, Preston.2005 Art of Love Exhibition, Oxo Gallery, Oxo Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London. (1st Prize-winner)2004 Wrexham Open, Wrexham Museum and Art Gallery, Wrexham, Wales.2004 Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport. (short listed prize winner)2004 Stockport Artlink Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. 2004 Channel 4, Big Art Challenge, Lowry Centre, Manchester. 2004 Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. 2004 West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk2004 Manchester Academy of Fine Arts open exhibition, Salford, Manchester.2004 NAPA Open International Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.,…Read More