Artist's Biography

Tony Johnson was born in Ipswich in the UK in 1941. He is known as an impressionist painter working in oil, acrylic and watercolour in a romanticised style.

Tony studied art and achieved a Diploma in Fine Arts (with Honours) in painting and drawing from London University.

In 1962, Tony settled in Australia and has painted full-time since 1969, working mainly in Queensland.

Tony undertook study tours in Europe with his wife the artist Pat Daley in 1977, 1978 and in 1980 and 1981.

He held a number of solo exhibitions during his career, including at the McInnes Gallery in Brisbane in 1971 and 1976; Eight Bells Gallery in 1980; the Sheridan Gallery in 1982, as well as contributing to groups shows at the Tia Gallery in 1982 and the Phoenix Gallery in Suffolk in the UK in 1980. Tony has also enjoyed two sell-out exhibitions in New York, and won a number of awards, including the Redcliffe W.C. Prize, George Barker Prize, and First Prize at the RNA from 1970-1972.

Tony Johnson now resides permanently in New Zealand. His paintings are represented in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.