About the Artist
Tony was born in 1950, London, England and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He spent almost every summer either vacationing with family or working at a resort in the Georgian Bay area of Lake Huron. His collecting started quite by accident while snorkeling one summer in these waters; with the discovery, in about eight feet of water, of one of these naturally sculpted stones. A few years later his collecting took a giant leap forward when he was introduced to the art of “Suiseki”. This necessitated the development of techniques and a style to best accommodate and display these unique Great Lakes stones.
He first presented his collection at the Ojibway Art Show in 1997, then at the Badger Bonsai Annual Show in 2001 and at the Land’s End, “Richard C, Anderson Gallery” in 2003.
Tonys' first article was published in the autumn, 1999 edition of “Waiting to be Discovered”, with another article appearing in Bonsai Clubs International, 3rd quarter, 2014.
Photos of his work have been presented in numerous BCI photo contests, their Best of BCI, 1962-2012 edition, and the 5th World Bonsai Convention Commemorative Album, 2005.
He currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife. They have five children and two grandchildren with whom they enjoy annual vacations at the family cottage on Georgian Bay.