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Sharing the journey and stories from the present and the past to educate, inform and entertain you.  With the love of nature, the eye for detail, Tony shares his real life ventures into the outback to seek out those rare and hard to find birds and bring them to life in the form of stunning art work.

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On becoming a better bird painter

Painting birds is one of the greatest challenges for any wildlife artist. There seems to be a never-ending cycle of anguish and triumph, because painting birds isn’t hard, but painting them well is difficult. I’ve been putting my artistic endeavours into birds since I was 14 - about 40 years. And I never stop learning. While I paint many types of wildlife, birds are where my mastery, or lack of it, becomes obvious. Birds are the toughest of all wildlife subjects to get right.

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New, new studio

New, new studio

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Forget the drugs at Griffith

Forget the drugs at Griffith

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Ray Ching - my mentor and friend

Ray Ching - my mentor and friend

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The blurry line - bad & contemporary bird art

The blurry line - bad & contemporary bird art

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On becoming a better bird painter

On becoming a better bird painter

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Armed and dangerous in Africa

Armed and dangerous in Africa

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'Birds in Art' via Ecuador

'Birds in Art' via Ecuador

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A safari in a shed

A safari in a shed

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