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Tony O'Connor

Tony O’Connor – A Celebration of Brighton Through Art


Date published: August 14, 2023

Location: Art Gallery

When: 30th August - 10th September 2023

Time: Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm

About this exhibition:

In my younger days when at school I loved to sketch and draw, particularly people and portraits. Later, I also used to do sketches for my own children’s homework while they were growing up at school.

After retiring from the City some ten years ago, with time on my hands, I decided to join a drawing class at my local Art school. During the class I had the opportunity to try painting, I loved it, and I haven’t stopped since. I now work in acrylic and oil on both canvas and paper. I am primarily influenced by the impressionists and Vincent Van Gogh.

Since retiring, I’ve moved to Saltdean, Brighton with my family and love to paint the landscape around Brighton. I’m particularly inspired by the atmosphere of the city streets, the North Laine, the people, the markets, the cafes and the vibrant colours.