The artist and art tutor, Tony Hogan, was born in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, into a large family. His father died when Tony was a child, but his mother and siblings encouraged his artistic aptitude and supported him in the early 1960s whilst he studied at Bradford School of Art.
After qualifying and leaving college, he worked initially as a carpet fitter, then moved into display and exhibition design. He then worked for the next ten years producing advertising, brand images, and literature for commercial companies and eventually became the advertising and marketing manager for Wrangler Jeans U.K. During this period he continued to develop his artistic skills through part-time attendance at art college.
In the 1970s Tony, supported by his wife, Eileen, launched a freelance career as a painter, art tutor, and demonstrator of art materials.
Over the last forty years Tony has developed his own style of paintings, predominantly landscape, sea and coastal scenes, that he has exhibited in solo and group shows across Britain, including locally at the Ilkley Art Show. His work is now in many private collections.
He has also travelled extensively across the UK to art groups, demonstrating for leading art materials manufacturers. He is now a professional associate and demonstrator of the Society of All Artists, and a demonstrator for the Art Foundation.
He has also tutored for the Open College of the Arts and has contributed articles to periodicals, such as Leisure Painter and Paint & Draw. Tony has also appeared on national TV to demonstrate his art and his paintings were commissioned by Yorkshire Television for use in their ‘Heartbeat’ series.
Whilst now living in the West Country, Tony still has an affinity with Yorkshire and has painted a range of regional scenes (see examples here), and regularly leads a residential art holiday course at Scarborough, as well as courses in Cornwall, Derbyshire, and at Bournemouth.
Artists Website: Tony Hogan