Tony Kirby

Painter

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Bio

"My interest in painting sea-shells and sea life of various types is two-fold. Having grown up in the mid-island area, the ocean has always been present. The smells and sights of beaches, the sudden changes of weather, and arrivals and departures of vessels have left an indelible mark on me. Despite their simplicity, some of these still lifes encompass the whole biosphere. Land, sea and sky, combined with the cycles of the tide, and the vital presence of water are all at play.

 

I find that the luminescence of the shells are a perfect vehicle for the medium of oil paint. Capturing a soft light as it plays on surfaces as well as the strong dynamic of their form is a challenge and a joy to render." - Tony Kirby -