Tony Lewis was born in London in 1924 and served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. His business was in advertising in Bristol, London and latterly Auckland, New Zealand, having moved there in 1963.
In 1975, Tony began painting professionally, his medium, watercolour.
Tony is a master watercolourist. His exquisite paintings have a professional approach to tonal values and his compositions convey a serene, atmospheric statement. Whether it is walking along a country path, passing old buildings, the sun shimmering through trees, gentle seascapes – all convey a feeling of peace and tranquillity, expertly executed.
He has held many solo exhibitions, tutored throughout the country and was in demand as a judge in art awards.
He was invited to participate in the 1996 Asian Pacific Watercolour Exhibition in Taiwan, and has had articles published in the International Artist and Australian Artist.
Moving to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland a few years ago, Tony continues to tutor and exhibits mainly on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. He has attained many Art Awards in New Zealand and here in Australia. His work is in many private collections in the USA, Canada, England and Japan.