Anthony Day's art reflects the vastness of the fen landscape he has been painting for sixty years. His work is mostly in gouache, occasionally egg tempera or soft pencil, using a palette of subtle colours to capture the natural light of fen skies, fields and water.
The son of a local farmer, Anthony was born in 1922, in Wicken where he still lives. After serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps he studied at Cambridge School of Art from 1948 to 1952. He turned to painting out of doors as a way of spending time in the countryside.
He has exhibited at over eighty one-man shows and many more group exhibitions, including the Royal Academy, the Heffer Gallery and Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, as well as the Paris Salon and the English Gallery in Boston, USA.
He has works in the Government Art Collection, and still exhibits regularly at local galleries, such as the Old Fire Engine House in Ely. Each July he enjoys welcoming visitors to his studio in Wicken as part of the Cambridge Open Studios season and is happy to show his work at other times, by appointment.
Contact him by phone on 01353 720159 or
Anthony has written fourteen books on local history.
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