Tony Osler – Committee member of the SEAW

What led you to start painting?

Having some sketches published in yachting mags

Do you have a preference for painting style? If so, can you describe it?

Speedy, under pressure!

Describe your perfect weekend

pottering about on my boat

A person who changed my life is:

ME! In the end you have to make life work for you!

If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Stop complaining and get on with it.

My favourite place to paint is (and why):

My hut down the garden. Not too hot or cold. No wind, no rain, no over the shoulder onlookers

Artists who inspire you:

Edward Seago, Laura Knight, and many others

The gallery I would always travel to visit is:

National Portrait Gallery

Your favourite colour to paint with?


Best piece of advice you were ever given about art

Paint what you know and love

Best piece of advice you were ever given about anything.

Do different!

More about Tony


SEAW gallery