Tony Scrivener was born in London in 1944. He moved to Dorset in 1970 and studied Art at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. He gained a first-class BA (Hons) degree from the OU and has painted professionally since 1992. Tonys' paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the UK, including regular selection for the Royal Academy Summer Show.

Tony Scrivener portrait
Tony Scrivener image

His distinctive paintings comprise principally landscapes and still life. Drawing plays a key role in the development of his work, with line playing a key role in his paintings, delineating and separating space of both object and composition. His methodology is one of constant change until the tensions of the composition are right - a process which manifests itself in surface texture, residual colour and marks that give the painting its depth.

'The experience of painting landscapes informs the way I approach still life painting and vice versa. Working in both genres enables me to explore scale - a bottle can look monumental whilst a field can be compressed into a single stroke. I strive for simplification, reducing a composition to its essential characteristics.'

Selected Exhibitions

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

New Ashgate, Farnham

Porthminster Gallery, St.Ives

Oliver Contemporary, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Minster Fine Art, York

White Gallery, Brighton

Star Gallery, Lewes

Adze Gallery, York

Merriscourt Gallery, Oxford

Grapevine Gallery, Norwich

CCA Galleries, London

Lemon Street Gallery, Truro