Born in Berkshire in 1949, Tony now lives and works from his studio and home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.An accomplished guitarist, he explored various opportunities in the fields of music and commercial art before settling on a career as a professional artist in 1975.

Tony Brummell Smith, ArtistHis ability to capture the particular sense of place and mood of widely contrasting locations has been reflected in consistently successful exhibitions throughout the UK, Germany, Japan, and the USA.

Spontaneity is a vital part of his painting process.”I like to work in a free and natural way, not knowing how a painting will progress”

He is expressive in style, has a passionate interest in colour and the effects of light and shade and loves to work on a large scale when the opportunity arises. Tony is an experienced travelling artist, regularly undertaking trips to different parts of the world. The discovery of the new provides him with the excitement, ideas, inspiration and motivation to capture the spirit of the landscape, architecture and people he encounters.

Tony gathers drawings, images and recorded sounds from his travels to work on in the studio, painting in both vibrant pastels and watercolour- both separately and together.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS
Royal Academy Summer Show
Royal Watercolour Society
Pastel Society, London
Ginnel Gallery, Manchester
Bankside Gallery, London
Anna Mei Chadwick, London
Gallery Goyert, Cologne
Alresford Gallery
Artlynk, Beverley
Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
Polak Gallery, London
Manchesters Art House
Thompsons,  Aldeburgh
Thompsons, London
Laing Art Competition – First Prize winner

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS
1975 Century Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
1979 Harborough Gallery, Leicester
1984 Ladygate Gallery, Beverley
1987 Patricia Wells Gallery, Bristol
1988 Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria
1989, 90, 91 Duncalfe Gallery, Harrogate
1991, 92, 93 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
1993, 94 Bourne Gallery, Reigate
1994 Edinburgh Academy
1995 Bourne Gallery, Reigate
1995, 96 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
1996 Alan Ayckbourne Theatre Gallery
1997 Bourne Gallery, Reigate
1997, 98 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
1999 Ringstead Gallery, Norfolk
1999, 2000 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
2000 Manchesters Art House
2001 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
2002 Thompsons Gallery, London
2002 Open Arms Exhibition, Malawi
2003 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
2004 Thompsons Gallery, London
2004 Macmillan Exhibition, Harrogate
2005 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
2005 Acorn Exhibition, Harrogate
2006 Open Arms Malawi Exhibition
2007 Spring Exhibition – Harrogate / Open Studio
2008 Open Arms Malawi Charity Solo Exhibition
2009 Yorkshire Cancer Research Charity Solo Exhibition
2010 Acorn Charity Solo Exhibition
2011 St Michael’s Hospice Charity Solo Exhibition
2012 Martin House Children’s Hospice Charity Solo Exhibition
2013 Solo Exhibition Harrogate