The Art work and assorted ramblings - generally about the life and Art of Tony Pickering.
I am a self-taught artist, now based in Manchester where I am studying an MA in Illustration. For the last 18 years I have lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where for the last three years my work has focused on the buildings and landscapes of the North East (and where I still return to draw, paint, sell and drop off paintings which can be bought at The Glamorous Owl on High Bridge Street - by The Old George).
My fascination is with the emotion of movement. I love to explore the potential of movement and its contrast with stillness. Beginning with quick sketches I try to capture the hustle and bustle in and around buildings and view, the ins-and-outs that begin to define a story.
Over the last two years I have been building a style in different media - including oils - but mainly working in watercolour and ink, developing work that reflects my fascination with the skill of renaissance masters and the vibrancy of urban art. I try to couple reportage with illustration – looking for the narrative in the natural… I guess.
All work on display is for sale - either through the shop, or just drop me an email. Commissions are happily undertaken with prices negotiated depending on materials, size and time needed - again just drop me a request and we'll get the ball rolling :)
These are some links I highly recommend, and am indebted to for helping me get this started.