Anthony was born in Manchester in 1945, to an extensive family of eight. On leaving school, he was apprenticed as a copper plate and steel die hand engraver. To gain this position, he had to prove his artistic ability and produced many sketches at that time to qualify. Later on in life, he decided that the art side of his work had a greater pull and he became a full time, professional painter. Over the years, Anthony pursued his art with passion and determination, which has come to typify this self-belief that a combination of talent, hard-work and a modicum of luck, will in the end, produce a very positive driving force. When not travelling abroad to paint, Anthony works from his Manchester studio producing paintings from live models. These include; nude, semi-nude and paintings produced from professional ballerinas.