OSLER, Anthony

1938 - ?

Anthony Osler

Anthony John Osler was born at 34 Ernleigh Road, Ipswich on 5 January 1938, son of Bernard Osler (1901-12 July 1965) and his wife Kathleen Hope née Short (21 June 1904-20 March 1994), who married at Ipswich in 1934. Tony was educated at Northgate Grammar School for Boys, Ipswich and at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and studied at Southampton University. After a short career in agriculture, in 1967 he joined the probation service and is the author of 'Introduction to the Probation Service' (1995) but resigned in 1996 to paint professionally. He took a keen interest in things maritime and, having one or two drawings published in yachting magazines, had commenced painting seriously in 1968. Tony is passionate about the atmosphere of the East Coast maritime scene and tries to capture this in his pictures rather than to detail and photographic accuracy. He spends a lot of time in his yacht ‘Selene’ studying the inimitable light and shade of East Anglia. Former president and honorary member of the Felixstowe Art Group, he has exhibited in many mixed shows and usually had solo shows bi-annually since 1975 including venues at Ipswich, Bury St Edmund's in Suffolk, Maldon in Essex as well as in London and Paris also at St Malo, France. He exhibits at the annual show of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and is a founder and honorary member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists, showing with galleries in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA. He lives at Cambria Cottage, 20 The Street, North Lopham, Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border with his wife Gillian née Poole, and his two daughters. He is also the author of the story of a Suffolk sailing barge skipper 'Whe're yer for' (2006).
Website: https://anthonyoslermarineartist.co.uk

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