My artwork captures an interpretation of everyday moments in time that are often overlooked… A fleeting sliver of sunlight as it streaks across a landscape; the flickering glow of candlelight in a darkened interior; a powerful wave as it is about to turn and crash on the rocks.
My concepts are rooted in plein air painting and it is an essential part of my process. Painting on location provides a total sensory experience that I deposit in my visual memory to recall when painting a studio piece. The resulting painting is my idealized interpretation of the scene.
The emphasis is not always on accurately recording every detail, yet rather to capture something more elusive and emotive… an invitation for the viewer to share in that emotion and become part of the scene.
Beginning employment as a commercial artist/illustrator, Tony later founded his own promotional marketing agency, Creative Alliance based in Southport CT. The client roster included, PepsiCo, AT&T, Tiffany & Company, ebay and the Guinness Importing Company. Evolving into one of the top promotion and event marketing agencies in the US, he later sold the company to the Publicis Group, an international advertising and media services conglomerate.
Channeling his creativity into a full time career as a fine artist, Tony has studied with a number of outstanding artists such as Donald Demers, Matt Smith, and Ray Roberts. His artwork has been recognized over the years with many national awards. Tony is a signature member of both the American Impressionist Society and the National Oil Painters & Acrylics Society, a member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America and elected member of The Plein Air Painters of the Southeast.