After a career in teaching, Tony decided that it was time to follow his passion and devote his time fully to developing his work as an artist. With help from local businessman Mr Stephen Battye, he set up a studio in Redbrick Mill, Batley where he continues to work today. Since 2008, he has had considerable success in many major national exhibitions.
Much of Tony’s work is based in and around Batley - his hometown. He has become both archivist and commentator on the architecture of the area. "Crows fighting over the signal box" features Lady Anne level crossing which sits just 100m from where he used to live on Primrose Hill. Indeed, he used to cross here every morning on his way to work.