Five and a half years ago I was participating in a painting workshop at Tony Clarkes' Fine Art Studio. I viewed the art displayed by Tony and a number of his Students and knew I had found exactly the type of Art work that I wanted to produce myself. I commenced classes with Tony the following term and truly have never looked back. My very first painting under Tonys' tuition was a Robin (shown). The sense of achievement I felt was overwhelming and I will always have a sentimental attachment to this little Bird! During the time I have been with Tony, my abilities have grown and matured as an Artist. Tony has developed his own teaching techniques to help his students to discover talents that they had wished for, but hadn't realised they possessed. Not only is he an amazing Artist, he is also a gifted teacher. He has created an environment of patience and knowledge which is a pleasure to be a part of.