Many of Tony’s paintings and works reflect his unique sense of humour and the more human side of people. Working in watercolour, Acrylic and oils, Tony is constantly taking these mediums into new directions. A versatile artist, his work is representational and he is noted for generous use of bright, vivid colours.
Tony Johnson’s landscapes and scenes, capturing such iconic images as homes, cottages, docks and boats bobbing on water, speak volumes about his affection for the outdoors and picture-postcard attention to detail.
Tony was born June 13th, 1946 in London, England and moved to Whitby, Ontario when he was ten. His formal training includes classes at the University of Windsor and Haliburton School of Fine Art.
Tony’s paintings and prints are in personal collections across Canada and the U.S. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hilary Weston and Minister of Heritage, Sheila Copps, have been presented with his prints. The “Century of Chevys” original watercolour was accepted in the “Art of the Automobile” Competition and was on display in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1994, Tony and his wife Anne, also an artist, opened Blue Willow Studio in Oshawa, a combination gallery and studio which they call home.
“I like to create paintings from my mind. A thought or visual will come into my mind, and I doodle away until it becomes a drawing, and then the drawing becomes a painting.”
Artist Website – www.bluewillowstudio.ca