LILLEY, Tony

1950 - ?

Tony Lilley

Born Anthony D. Lilley, at Little Chesterford, Essex in 1950, son of George D. Lilley and his wife Vera A. née Carder, who married in 1947. In 1964 Tony was introduced to fine art oil painting by his uncle, when he painted scenes, some from magazine photos, some from real life in the village and fields around his home. He worked in electronics working in research and design but in the late 1990s started to work on his own creative projects including photography which developed into working as a Stock Photographer and in 2006 was a professional in photography and digital art. Being inspired to create real paintings again, by 2011 he had returned to working full time painting, firstly with acrylics but now works in a range of medias including mixed-medias, Cobra water mixable oils, Atelier Interactive Acrylics, pastels and charcoal. His main interest is creating imaginary scenes, often inspired by stories, music, films and legends with the subject and style of his work ranging from imaginary to more factual places and portraits. Tony is drawn towards creating coastal scenes and has visited picturesque shorelines, harbours, lakes and rivers and many of his paintings also feature animals with cats as a favourite. He has exhibited in Cambridgeshire at Janes Frames, Histon; Impington Village College Annual Art Exhibitions; Haddenham Galleries; Rheebridge Open Art, Cottenham and was a member of Cambridge Open Studios. In 2014 he moved to Bury St Edmunds where his work is permanently on show at Cavern 4 Gallery, Bury St Edmunds and his work will be on show at Bury St Edmunds Art Society, 70th Annual Exhibition in July 2016. www.tonylilley.co.uk




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