Tony Purser was born in Tremadog, North Wales. He studied Design at Loughborough College of Art and Textile Design. Following this, he taught Textiles and Drawing at Shrewsbury School of Art for 31 years.
Purser then 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. His work has been influenced by Piper, Spencer, Nash and more recently by Rowland Hilder and the English Watercolour Tradition.
He loves drawing, and the excitement of making a line and giving it meaning and life. He also enjoys the process of drawing from simple observed studies and breaking down images towards abstracted conclusions. Tony Purser was the winner of the 2016 Judy Townsend Memorial Prize.
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