Welcome

Tony's BioThis is the home of Tony Garner, an artist specialising in Norfolk landscapes. Tony has successfully exhibited at a variety of local galleries in Norfolk for the last twenty-two years, having been a professional artist and highly respected tutor for the last eighteen. More recently, he has tutored art prodigy Kieron Williamson.

Tony has a particular love for pastel. A style has evolved through his fascination for light enabling him to capture dramatic situations where Norfolk and Suffolk skies provide those inspirational moments.

Exhibition & Book Launch: "Enchanted Light"
18th - 22nd Sept 2010

Enchanted Light lead image

Including over 100 pastel paintings of superb skill and delicacy, the book portrays the quintessential character of Norfolk and The Broads - in particular the skies, the sunsets and dawn vistas for which East Anglia is renowned. The book also provides the reader with a fascinating insight into the artist's early years, his continued passion for teaching others and the motivation behind his work today.

For those who love the landscapes of the region, this book - as the title suggests - is truly enchanting.

The launch of “Enchanted Light” and its supporting exhibition are taking place at PictureCraft Gallery, at 23 Lees Yard, off Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HS. Please click here for a map.

Tony in the Press

Tony at Picturecraft

The Boy Who Paints Like An Old Master (guardian.co.uk)

“Garner, a professional artist, has taught more than 1,000 adults over the last few decades and Kieron, he says, is head and shoulders above everyone. "He doesn't say very much, he doesn't ask very much, he just looks. He's a very visual learner. If I did a picture with most students, they will copy it but Kieron is different. He will copy it and then he will Kieronise it," he says. "It might be a bit naive at the moment but there's a lovely freshness about what he does. The confidence that this little chap has got he just doesn't see any danger."”

Vivid Pictures - By a Colourblind Artist (EDP Online)

“Looking at the vivid blues, purples and pinks of Tony Garner's Norfolk skylines, a spectacular picture emerges of the county's landscape.

But looking through the eyes of the artist, a whole different picture emerges - for after 20 years of painting Mr Garner has just found out he's colourblind.”