The Man of Ross Gallery, in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire is my base. It is in here I live and work. It is an open Gallery / Studio, from where I run my weekly painting classes. It is an ongoing way of life, full of social activity and passion and humour, and has been since 1985.
During these sessions the door is always open to visitors and anyone interested in the creativity of original art.
Fortunately, many of these visitors have been good enough to return year after year, to support and purchase my work, which obviously I appreciate.
Over the years I have come to respect many of these visitors and patrons. And I have answered lots of questions they have put to me about: What motivates me? What is my favourite subject matter? Who are my Painted Ladies? Did I really travel with the Gypsies? How did I get started? etc etc.
So I feel it is only appropriate to fill in some of the gaps in these conversations, which indirectly will answer and complete their perception of me as a person and as an artist!
Anthony J Avery