Hi, I’m Tony, welcome to my website!


I studied Art at Guilford school of Art for my foundation course, then Sunderland University Dpt. of Art for my degree course, achieving BA (hons.) Fine Art, painting. I then gained a University of Durham teacher’s certificate.

The teacher’s certificate has helped me to survive as an Artist/Illustrator, my art was never remunerative enough to support and house a family.  I have taught art at secondary school level and taught English as a foreign language in Spain, France and in England. I have also taught Art to a group of amateur artists in Le Boulou, Eastern Pyrenees, France, for two years at the association ‘Form et Lumiere.’ My last teaching work was for KCC special teachers service in England for a decade, teaching fragile children with behavioural and attendance problems, 1/1.  I have often opened my studio to one or two amateur artists to help them to achieve their potential as creators.

I am and have been a travelling artist, having lived, worked and exhibited  in both North and South England, three regions of Spain, two regions of France and in Canada. I have twice travelled extensively in India, for 8 months in 1979 and 6 months on another journey, when I married the mother of my children in a Hindu temple. I currently live in the Eastern Pyrenees in the small mountain town of St. Laurent de Cerdans, famed for its traditional weaving and manufacture of espadrilles.

My Work

I’m a figurative artist, producing detailed paintings and illustrations that are sometimes surrealist or fantasy art,  often mysterious; as well as more traditional local landscapes and commissioned portraits of people or their pets. I use either acrylic paint or oil paint, draw in both pen and ink and pencil. I consider all sorts of commissions, for Illustration or fine art; portraiture of people or animals, people’s homes, or their dreams or fantasies described to me.

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I was born in 1948 and have spent  many years living abroad, mainly in France, but also  Spain and Canada and have travelled extensively in India and Sri Lanka. I first hitch-hiked around France with a friend in 1965 aged 17, and repeated it twice after as an Art Student.

Most of my work is ‘visionary’ and reflects my insights into the mysteries of Nature and the Universe. It is also influenced by my travel experiences and my affinity with the natural world. 

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If you are interested in myself or my work and would like to contact me about either, please use the e-mail link below. I am happy to discuss the possibility of commissions, prices, tuition, exhibitions, or anything else.

Tel: 0033 (0)7 82 61 88 79

E-mail: tonypalmerart@yahoo.co.uk