Tony Parsons

Oils, Marker Pens
Landscape, Seascape, Skies, Water Reflections, Boats, Portraits, Caricature

For many years I have been working as a caricaturist, winning a number of awards with the International Society of Caricature Artists. 2013 saw my first royal commission for Prince William and his fellow pilots at RAF Valley.

My caricatures are entirely commissioned. My landcapes and figures are therefore an escape and now my primary income. 

At the moment about half of my work is Plein Air (outside). I try and capture an atmosphere, a moment. The workmanship is always urgent and fluid, it is an exercise in describing how it feels to be in that place at that moment. My studio work is more thoughtful and generally dispenses with the urgency of making the outdoors into your studio.

I worked at sea for many years and still drive the Brighton Lifeboat so boats are a common theme. I love the edges. Water, mud, sand. The coast is a never ending inspiration. I have regular work in many galleries along the south coast.

Based in West Sussex I am happy to travel to groups within a 50 mile radius of Brighton. I am also happy to travel to Dorset, Devon and Cornwall with expenses.