About Tony Clarke
From an early age Tony has had a passion for art. When in his early teens his work was appreciated and purchased by local art lovers. He was a member of the Howick Art Group at 15 years of age.
Tony is a self taught artist, early influences were Raymond Ching, Robert Bateman, and Andrew Wyeth. A trip to Wyoming in early 2000 to attend a Robert Bateman seminar fuelled a
desire to start a local art school and share what has been learned over 30years of painting.
Starting with classes run at the Uxbridge Centre in Howick, Tony soon established his own art school which has been running successfully ever since.
Returning to America in 2001 Tony was accepted by a prominent gallery in Jackson Hole Wyoming, the Wilcox Gallery who currently represent him in the USA.
Over the last 10 years I have been applying myself to developing a technique that teaches students to both draw and paint.
Working with students has show me that the technique developed ( although quite different from the usual ways taught at art schools), is highly efficient in producing very pleasing results for the pupil. This engenders enthusiasm and students are really encouraged by their own efforts. The key is in having a system that is clearly defined and methodical. It also means that the technique can be learned by the pupil and practiced on their own terms.
Please see our student page and share in what they have discovered.