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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.
My equipment of choice

One of the most asked questions I get is “What materials do you use?” My preferred surface is a fine canvas stretched onto an acid free board. In more recent times I’ve been exploring MDF boards. I much prefer the surface of canvas to paint on, yet prefer to draw on the MDF... So there’s a bit of a balancing act going on at the moment! As for my oil paints, there is no particular brand I prefer, although I do support the Australian brand 'Art Spectrum'. Recently I’ve been using Michael Harding Oils and they are brilliant. My medium is Liquin or Liquol. I love the fast drying times, as I work with many thin glazes. I’ve been using Rosemary and Co brushes for about 5 years. They certainly make a fine brush. I really like the Ivory series filberts. As I tend to go through a lot of finer brushes my orders to the UK are relatively constant. When I really want to spoil myself, my weapons of choice are imitation sable Robert Wades. Lovely brushes!

Many people have asked about the white pens I often use in my sketches. They are a Japanese brand called 'Sakura Gelly Roll'. A friend of mine, who spent a lifetime as a Disney cartoonist, put me onto these pens many years ago…fabulous bit of kit and they produce a great effect where highlights are needed! For the black line work I use any old black pen, as long as it’s archival! Most of my sketches are graphite with no particular brand favourite. I hope this helps those of you have been spending sleepless nights wondering what materials I use!

  • My equipment of choice
  • My equipment of choice
  • My equipment of choice

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