If you check out his works I think you will be surprised for when it comes to his brushwork, he's definitely got the tools.
Since this blog has a watercolour focus, you will be surprised to learn that the painting above is a watercolour. Not too many artists make a comfortable transition from oils to waters, so I wonder if Tony didn't begin as a watercolourist before taking up the rag and turps media.
When Tony sings, "I left my heart in San Francisco," I wonder if his heart wasn't on a canvas he had painted of that city?
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