Tony Williams RSMA SWA

Oil Painting Gallery

Winner of The Charles Pears Award, at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Open Exhibition 2015  presented by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

“Current work features a series of paintings celebrating work images in the British ship building yards, the British coal mines and in deep sea fishing, evoking the atmosphere of industry in the pre and post war years. These industrial subjects do not represent actual events but are intended to reflect the spirit and atmosphere of a harsh landscape many decades past. What would now be considered harsh conditions of work often led to deafness, injuries and fatalities, and in this existence the painted figures become bound together in a confiding attitude. There was a great camaraderie among them and I now see these groups of workers as a corporate host of ghosts, walking or cycling to work with the ever present cigarette and dwarfed by the vastness of ships or winding gear. These are subjects that can barely be done the justice they deserve”.

‘Sun, Steel and Smoking Ghosts


The Marine House at Beer

The Rutland Gallery at Oakham

The Brownston Gallery

The Tonic Gallery at Salcombe

Davidson Fine Art, Totnes

Royal Society of Marine Artists


Whobid Arts at Bideford

The Burton Gallery

A corner of the Tony Williams Gallery at Kings Nympton.

Working with my Pochard Box on Saunton Beach