Focus on Artists – Tony Osborne

I’m a big fan of Tony’s work. He’s also known as ‘Where the Cricket Sings’ on social media. Tony is very generous with his time and I’ve enjoyed many chats with him at local markets, he’s very knowledgeable about painting and I love getting hints and tips from him.

Over to Tony to tell you more about his work:

I am an Irish artist now based in Sligo in the Northwest of Ireland following more than thirty-five years living and working in England. I have always enjoyed ‘making and doing things’, whether woodworking and cabinet making, illustration, sketching and painting.

I currently work predominantly in oils and much of my work is done Plein Air but I also like to sketch in watercolour and ink, particularly when travelling. These sketches will often form the basis of my oil paintings back in the Studio.

Whilst I love the open countryside, the sea, hills and mountains and could spend all day watching a sunset (clearly not literally, you know what I mean!), it is generally the built environment that currently attracts me in painting terms, particularly some of the more mundane aspects of life.

You can find Tony’s work on his website, he’s also open to commissions, and keep a look out for him at the local markets and craft fairs.

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