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Tony Collins is an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. His artwork is both powerful and intriguing - inspired by urbanism, nature and motion.
Works include abstract oil paintings, metal and stone sculptures, charcoal and pastel drawings, and screen prints. Tony combines a bold palette of colours with subtle and surprising strokes to recreate images of his travels into thought-provoking abstract landscapes, which he refers to as “an abstract representation of my soul's journey through life”.
He was born in Australia and grew up in England. He has travelled extensively around Europe, the Americas and Southeast Asia, and draws much inspiration for his paintings from those travels.
Also an avid sailor, many of Tony’s works take on the abstract shape of wind-blown sails and the multi-dimensional shades of the ocean.
His popular charcoal “Happy Hour” series is a light-hearted study of various glasses and bottles. Some are defined, some are blurred; some are upside down, some are seen with double-vision. Whether the glass is half empty, or half full is up to you!
In addition to working on art, Tony owns a metal design and fabrication studio with his wife, Holly. Tony has a keen eye for design that fits it’s function and his creations are as distinctive and diverse as his talents, and his customer’s desires.