Tony Dexter is a Wharfedale artist. Originally trained in fine art, specifically sculpture (Dip. AD) in the 1960s at Birmingham College of Art, he undertook a commercial career, but since retirement has taken up painting full time. (Although never painted before).
He started to exhibit his work at a local art show and later shows have included: the Great North Art Show (Ripon); Art in the Pen (Skipton) for 4 years running; The Art Shop Gallery, Ilkley; Stephen Joseph Theatre Gallery, Scarborough; a Filey Gallery, and at other events as well as marketing his artwork online.
He works in acrylic on canvas and his pictures are inspired by a range of subjects: from Filey Coble boats to Whitby and Mull Trawlers; from fish to rocks and rock pools; to crabs and trees and many things wood.
He says of his work:
While my subjects are varied, my paintings are bold and contemporary and often portray the differences between tranquillity and mobility. I’m also interested in looking at a subject from another perspective or angle, so rather than create a photographic image, I like to encourage the audience to have some emotional attraction and involvement. All my work is unique, original, signed and titled.
His website www.ilikethat.me illustrates all his current work and includes regular updates and articles.