Tony de Wolf’s paintings display all the techniques of the Flemish Masters from whom he learned so diligently. Gradually developing his own contemporary style he has brought his still life paintings very firmly into the 21st century. His compositions are thoughtfully considered, the combination of beautifully laundered linen, lusciously ripe fruit and cool-colour combinations resonate well with the senses. The gentle humour he displays with the placing of certain objects is subtle, the distorted reflections encourage you to look deeper into the paintings, engaging your eye and intellect with equal intensity.
Tony de Wolf is represented at Wimbledon Fine Art by Judy Stafford of Stafford Gallery. For further information visit: www.staffordgallery.co.uk or call 020 8944 6593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Antwerp in 1961 Tony de Wolf has always held drawing in high esteem, in his younger days he spent time copying the Old Master paintings in a city made famous by it’s 16th and 17th Century Flemish painters. Belgian born de Wolf spent seven years studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. There followed a period of four years studying the painting techniques of the 17th century masters.
Tony’s chosen objects, are painted to perfection including their flaws, the blemishes on fruit, chips in the china, scratches on silver, maybe a loose cotton on the linen, all suggesting a past life and adding yet another layer of thought and enjoyment to the paintings. Tony is a master with paint. Layers are thinned and applied to build up a beautiful surface, equally as beautiful as the paintings itself.