Born in 1971 Anthony Dobson spent much of his childhood sketching rather than doing homework. This passion quickly gained momentum and before long Anthony Dobson had a number of private commissions coming in from collectors. This gave the budding artist a new confidence and he decided to turn down a place at university, choosing to focus on his artwork instead. Since then, Anthony has successfully balanced his artistic career with involved practical work in the arts including framing and printing. Working commercially with artists and building up portfolios for clients cannot have failed to add to his keen eye for colour, line and form.
Working exclusively in oils, Anthony paints a moment in time, aiming to capture the sense of movement and emotion present in his subject. Painting animals gives the artist boundless opportunities to express these moments and encourages the artist to study his subject in wonderful detail. His signature ‘detailed, yet not overworked’ style is used to great effect in this manner and lends a wonderful emotive expression to his work.