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Tony Smibert's art  includes watercolours inspired by ‘The Golden Age of English Watercolour' (c. 1750 - 1850) and others reflecting the minimalism of Japanese Zen.  In Europe, he exhibits contemporary abstracts  known for their strength and simplicity. His work also includes: works on canvas, high-fashion Japanese kimonos, limited edition prints, documentary production and various projects with leading art institutions.


Watercolours are highly collectable.  They display well when framed and are easy to store.  Properly looked after they will retain their original beauty for generations. 


Tony Smibert was born in Melbourne Australia, in 1949. He attended Melbourne Grammar School, the National Gallery Art School and Melbourne State College, then taught art in Victoria for ten years before moving to Tasmania in 1984 to paint full-time.  There he established a studio-gallery partnership with his wife, printmaker, Carmel Burns.


Traditional Influence

Mostly full wash watercolours influenced by the Golden Age of Watercolour 

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Tasmanian Art Holidays. Dates for watercolour workshops, Artists’ Road and special Techniques of Turner masterclass in 2014.

‘How to Paint like Turner’ is available from leading bookshops and online.  The new ‘Tate Watercolour Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters’ is completed with publication by Tate now due for Feb/March next year. 

ABC TV Coverage

The recent lectures, workshops, masterclasses and a professional development seminar at the  Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Australia Watercolour Association in connection with Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master were all a great success, along with the wonderfully received, Turner and the Sublime: the Performance, with international concert pianist, Ambre Hammond. 


Tasmanian Art Holidays Dates for watercolour workshops, Artists' Road and special Techniques of Turner masterclass  2014 (click here for Art School)

Last updated 3 September 2013.

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