Tony will be judging the Arizona Pastel Association’s national juried exhibition while he is visiting the Sedona Arts Center. The exhibition will be held in the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery adjacent to the workshop studio space.
Award winning painter, instructor and author Tony Allain has been painting for over 40 years. A self-taught painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands he moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of the West Country. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner. He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.
His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal and the Practique des Arts.
Tony has returned to live and work from his studio in the ancient market seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall.