OSLER, Anthony John

1938 - ?

Anthony Osler

Born at 34 Ernleigh Road, Ipswich on 5 January 1938, son of Bernard Osler (1901-1965) and his wife Kathleen Hope née Short (21 June 1904-1994), who married at Ipswich in 1934. Educated at Northgate Grammar School for Boys, Ipswich and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and studied at Southampton University. He took a keen interest in things maritime and, after having one or two drawings published in yachting magazines, commenced painting seriously in 1968. After a short career in agriculture, in 1967 he joined the probation service and is the author of 'Introduction to the Probation Service' (1995) but he resigned in 1996 to paint professionally. Tony is passionate about the atmosphere of the East Coast maritime scene and tries to capture this in his pictures rather than to detail and photographic accuracy. He spends a lot of time in his yacht ‘Merrielands’ soaking up the atmosphere and studying the inimitable light and shade of East Anglia and is President of the Felixstowe Art Group. He has exhibited in many mixed shows and usually has one man shows biannually since 1975 including at venues in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Maldon in Essex as well as in London and Paris also at St Malo, France. He exhibits at the annual show of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and is a founder member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists showing with galleries in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA. He lives at North Lopham, Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border with his wife Gillian née Poole, and his two daughters. He is also the author of the story of a Suffolk sailing barge skipper 'Whe're yer for' (2006).




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