Tony Driver. After having spent over thirty years in ‘commercial’ art, with almost
twenty of those years working as a graphic designer in senior positions in advertising
and design and before becoming the marketing director of a company in Leeds Tony
returned to his first love of ‘fine’ art quite recently.
Having done some work in the more traditional medium of oil paint he now says he
prefers using acrylic paints and textures for their immediacy and for the interesting
effects that they can produce but we know he also works in watercolour, gouache and
pen – often all together in one image!
Although originally from the North East, Leeds has been his home for very many years
and the inspiration for his work comes from all around but mainly from the landscapes
and coastline of Yorkshire.
Although Tony’s paintings are not always of specific places, we are sure that you
will agree that the colours, the textures and the spaces in his work portray the
essence and the ever changing moods of the moors, the dales and the beaches in this
diverse area. He spends as much time as he can in those areas close to his home.
However, he has also recently produced paintings inspired by visits further afield
to Portugal, Italy, Australia and Scotland.