Artist Profile - Tony Purser
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Tony was born in Tremadoc North Wales. He studied Design at Loughborough College of Art and Textile Design before teaching Textiles and Drawing at Shrewsbury School of Art for 31 years. He retired to concentrate on his own work in 1996 and has since worked in all aspects of the visual arts; including being Chairman of Shrewsbury & District Arts Association between 1999 and 2003.
I just love drawing, the excitement of making a line; giving it meaning and life. Ideas come from places and situations. I find myself drawing, from simple observed studies I enjoy the process of breaking down images towards abstracted conclusions.I have been influenced by Piper, Spencer, Nash and more recently by Rowland Hilder and the English Watercolour Tradition.