I'm a self taught artist and the ability to paint and sculpt came as a complete surprise to me.
I began dabbling with my 7 year old daughter's play paints so my wife bought me a painting set for Christmas. I found that I could paint without the need for any lessons, an uncanny feeling. For 15 years I have been on a journey to explore art and have sold many paintings and sculptures, mostly inspired by my love of the ocean".
Check out my paintings at: www.tonyfenn.com
I'm originally from Newcastle, England and have been an avid fisherman all my life. One of my fondest memories was when I was 10 and went night fishing with my Dad Jim on a beach in England, with a roaring fire to keep warm and we pulled in huge fighting cod.
I moved to Sarasota 10 years ago and began scuba diving and have done over 70 dives in the last few years, searching for sharks teeth off Venice, FL and diving with reef and nurse sharks in the Bahamas.
Currently I'm the Southwest Regional Coordinator for FABA (Florida Artist Blacksmith Association). We hold monthly meetings in the Sarasota area.