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Anthony Douglas-Jones

Anthony Douglas-Jones

Tony was born in Selkirk, Scotland but spent his childhood in Penarth, Wales. He began painting at the age of sixteen, working in oils for thirty years before turning to watercolour.  He graduated with a degree in Zoology from Cambridge University before studying for a medical degree involving clinical studies at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.  Subsequently, he moved to New Zealand for post graduate training in histopathology and research leading to a PhD.

    Tony spent ten years in New Zealand, continuing to paint in oils, mostly small works on board done on the spot en plein air. Post PhD, he accepted a job in Pathology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Switching to watercolour in the 1990s and becoming a part-time resident of the village of Horton, he has drawn inspiration from the beaches and landscape of the Gower peninsula. Together with the Horton painting and sketching club, he has exhibited his work since 1994 in an annual exhibition in August which draws both local residents and holidaymakers. Tonys father worked at East Moors steelworks and he takes inspiration from the mighty industrial complex at Port Talbot which provides an everchanging display of mood and atmosphere.

Since retirement, Tony has embraced a new career as a full time artist and is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales, participating in recent international exchanges with Nordic and Italian watercolour artists.

Tony has been a member of the South Wales Art Society,based in Cardiff, since 1968.

He has been influenced by the work of John Singer Sargent, Edward Seago and John Yardley.

Tony’s work is in private collections in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia