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Tony Merrick Dip A.D (Hons) Fine Art. H.D.A. Chelsea

Tony Merrick was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire in 1948, the birthplace of Henry Moore. The son of a coalminer, he won a scholarship to the local grammar school before going on to study Fine Art at Hull College of Art. He then went on to Chelsea School of Art gaining a Higher Diploma in Art in 1974. At that time, he was producing large abstract works, upto 12 ft in dimensions. His recent work however, could be described as loose figurative.

Tony spent several years at his studio in Gabriel’s Wharf selling directly to the public, but now divides his time between painting and teaching in London and his studio in Languedoc, Southern France. He has also become passionate about Italy, painting in Tuscany on a regular basis. Tony exhibits regularly in England, Ireland and France. Past exhibitions include The Hawker Gallery, Amersham and Red Leaf Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, along with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The New English Art Club and The Pastel Society, all at the Mall Galleries in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In October 2009, Tony was elected as a provisional member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

2013 Course Details

Pen & Ink Drawing

3rd August 2013

Pastel Flowers

4th August 2013

£150 Day Attendance

£320 Residential

for the weekend

This year, Tony is taking two one-day workshops over a weekend period. Tony is a friendly tutor who teaches in an informal style through a combination of one-to-one tuition and masterful mini demonstrations.

In the first day workshop, students are encouraged to paint in a loose, energetic manner and will work from sketches made during outdoor workshop sessions. This is an exciting course involving painting with specially made “twig starter kits” (provided by Tony) in order to bring life and spirit to landscape painting. One the second day, Tony will demonstrate techniques to create loose and vibrant pastel flowers. This is a studio-based day.

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