LILLEY, Tony

1950 - ?

Tony Lilley

Anthony D. Lilley, was born at Little Chesterford, Essex in 1950, son of George D. Lilley and his wife Vera Agnes née Carder, who married at Saffron Walden, Essex in 1947. In 1964 Tony was introduced to fine art oil painting by his uncle, when he copied painting scenes, some from magazine photos, some from real life in the village and fields around his home. He worked in research and design in electronics but in the late 1990s commenced working on his own creative projects which included photography and he developed into a Stock Photographer and in 2006 was a professional in photography and digital art. Inspired to create real paintings, by 2011 he had returned to full-time painting, firstly with acrylics but later working in a range of media which include mixed-medias, Cobra water mixable oils, Atelier interactive acrylics, pastels and charcoal. His main interest is in creating imaginary scenes, inspired by stories, music, films and legends with the subject and style of his work ranging from imaginary to more factual places and portraits. Tony is drawn towards creating coastal scenes visiting picturesque shorelines, harbours, lakes and rivers many of his paintings also feature cats, his favourite animals. He has exhibited in Cambridgeshire at Janes Frames, Histon; Impington Village College Annual Art Exhibitions; Haddenham Galleries; Rheebridge Open Art, Cottenham and was a member of Cambridge Open Studios. In 2015 he moved to Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk where he is a committee member of Bury St Edmund's Art Society and his work is shown in the societies annual exhibitions and the Bury Art Trail. Tony is also an elected member of the Suffolk Art Society. His work is permanently on show in the Hemingstone Frames gallery at Stonham Barns, near Ipswich. www.tonylilley.co.uk





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