Tony Munns | ArtGallery.co.uk
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Shortlisted 2019
BA Hons Graphic Design
Welcome to my Artgallery.co.uk page. As you can see, I love to paint the sea and other nautical subjects. By way of background, I am a Graphic Designer and Creative Director who has worked for many household names in agencies and in in-house studios for nearly 40 years. Whilst I've always had to use drawing skills, it's only fairly recently that I have the opportunity to spend more time painting. I like to make my pictures look 'finished' but not too photo-realistic, and for each one (whenever possible) to tell a story rather than simply show a scene. I also like to use dry brushing in certain places to add a more sketchy quality - the original canvasses have very few ridges or bumps as I don't use thick layers of paint or broad brush strokes. As well as new one off canvases I am also currently working on a series called 'Fred and Joan'. These paintings tell the story of an elderly couple's retirement to the coast, and how they spend their days reminiscing and enjoying the seaside. I recently appeared on Sky Arts 'Landscape Artist of the Year' 2019, painting Smeaton's Tower in Plymouth. A great experience and one that I'll try to repeat next year. Here's the link if you'd like to see the stop frame of my painting: https://vimeo.com/365565067?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR3fmSPU7UJkwSsT5gXDbM4M1L_GvyYh5b7pKKZ2J8XWB0Dd1nXoDID8llc I live in Rutland with my wife Rachel, our two boys and our dog Molly. I look forward to building a collection of seascapes and other works over the coming months and years, and hope you enjoy my art. If you have any questions about these works, or would like to discuss a personal commission, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Artworks by Tony Munns