Tony began painting at a very early age and held his first exhibition when he was just 17yrs old. As a pastel painter, Tony has gained many awards in juried competitions, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally as well as being accepted into the most prestigious Galleries. His paintings are in collections around the world, including England, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Maxine specialises in portraits of people and animals. She delivers her passion for realism to her work, capturing the character and essence of her subjects. Many of her works are commissioned portraits, and she gains great satisfaction from accurately portraying the personality of the subject.
I am a Charter member of PANZ and have been involved with the Executive committee for several years. Firstly as Vice President and then President. This year I stood down from that position. In the early years there were many decisions to be made in the way PANZ was to function and what our members could benefit from. Thus the Scholarship and Digital Challenge were put in place to give something back to members which I hope many are taking up the challenge.