After completing his degree in religious studies 1983, Tony returned to school at University Mobile on a full scholarship where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine art.
He received the Art Area award in 1985 as well as the Centennial Award from the Blount Foundation in Alabama
Tony relocated to Durham North Carolina 1985.
There Tony was commissioned by the engineering department at Duke University to render a portrait of the Hudson building in both pin and ink and in watercolor. Prints were then used as awards for students.
From 1989 until 2008 Tony was known for his imaginative and distinctive murals. Tony painted commissioned works from upstate New York to Miami Florida including a mural for the home of the late Frank Keenan at landfall North Carolina. During the introduction of magnet schools in North Carolina Tony was engaged to create a number of multi-wall murals in the schools
Since 2008 Tony’s primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. His focus being on nautical, coastal paintings as well as historical rural city life. He developed an extraordinary intimacy with the land and sea and strove for a spiritual understanding based on history and unspoken emotion.
Tony’s work can be found in many corporate and private collections.