CANADIAN ARTIST TONY JOHNSON
In July 1997, Tony won a national competition promoted by the City of Oshawa to
paint one of the "Downtown Murals", depicting Lakeside Park at the turn of the
century. The mural is 22' x 22'. In 1999 Tony
painted a second mural in Oshawa depicting the 75th Anniversary of the City. In 2001 he completed his third mural entitled Camp X on the side of the P.U.C. building, 90' in length. 2007 brought a fourth
mural commissioned by the Durham Continuing Education School on Centre Street South called the "Lamp of Learning". Tony also completed 20 murals inside the new Children's Aid building on Taunton
Road West. The town of Port Perry awarded Tony the painting of a mural on the side of the new Shoppers Drug Mart store. It is titled "Early Life on Lake Scugog" and is 20' long x 8' high. A new mural was
awarded to Tony July 2011 for the Lakeridge Oshawa Hospital in the Children's Wing depicting an underwater theme and is 16' x 4' high.
Tony was born June 13th, 1946 in London, England and moved to Whitby, Ontario when he was ten. His formal training includes classes at the University of Windsor and Haliburton School of Fine Art.
Tony's paintings and prints are in personal collections across Canada and the U.S.A. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hilary Weston and Minister of Heritage, Sheila Copps, have been presented with his prints.
In 1994, Tony and his wife Anne, also an artist, opened Blue Willow Studio in Oshawa, a combination gallery and studio which they call home.