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Tony Caviston

TonyCavistonFineArt

New Port Richey, FL

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Eclectic artist painting in oil, watercolor and acrylic, I consider myself an unorthodox traditional self-taught artist. As a purist and value painter with a passion for details and shadows, I feel the need to explore new subject matter, which makes painting everyday more exciting and less monotonous. It also makes for a non-recognizable style.

Believing that thoughtful preparation leads to a better painting, I spend many hours, often days, working and reworking a pencil drawing before transferring it to canvas. My favorite time to reflect changes is in the evening as I sit quietly watching television and my mind drifts to changes I will make tomorrow. Working with many props I have collected over the years from visiting flea markets and garage sales, I am also fascinated by old abandoned houses, stores and gas stations. Their weathered signs, broken screen doors and rusting chairs left on the porches all tell a story.

I started to create art at an early age. In grade school I did blackboard art, in high school signs and displays, and later in my career windows and stores displays as well as cartoons and trade journals. My work has been recognized with many rewards along the way. I retired early at the age of 55 to pursue a lifelong dream to become a fine artist. Since moving to Florida in 2009, I have experimented with acrylics painting with hues of purple, blue and green. I have exhibited at the Progress Energy Gallery in New Port Richey and won an Honorable Mention by the Pasco County Art Association.

I have been featured in a number of one-man and group shows, and my paintings are in corporate collections in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with one of my works hanging in the State Museum of Pennsylvania. My story has been published in a number of trade articles and I have been featured as a cover artist for the Pocono Tourist Magazine twice in my career.

My astrological sign is Gemini-the twins. I have one problem...one of the twins is lazy and cannot paint. Many a time I look over a painting and think it must have been the bad twin painting that day. It may have been a bad twin painting, but every day painting is a good day.

Recognizing that we live in a world of technology, I would like to make the following statement about my art:

I do not use the computer, nor do I project images in the creation of my artwork. For positioning, enlarging and reducing, I use the ancient method of squaring.









 

Old Stuff by Tony Caviston

 

Autumn on the Hill by Tony Caviston

 

general store by Tony Caviston

 

Homespun Annie by Tony Caviston

 

Once by Tony Caviston

 

Where It Was Left by Tony Caviston

 

Pennsylvania Roadside Market by Tony Caviston

 

Changing Seasons by Tony Caviston

 

Another Era by Tony Caviston

 

Grandpa's Era by Tony Caviston

 

Chain of thought by Tony Caviston

 

Overtime by Tony Caviston

 

Treasures by Tony Caviston

 

Canaan Street by Tony Caviston

 

Still Waiting by Tony Caviston

 

The Greatest Generation by Tony Caviston

 

Garfield Avenue by Tony Caviston

 

Yesterdays Dreams by Tony Caviston

 

Through our Eyes by Tony Caviston

 

Man's Pleasures by Tony Caviston

 

Door to success by Tony Caviston

 

The Dancers by Tony Caviston

 

Gram's Rocker by Tony Caviston

 

Can't Stand To See Him Go by Tony Caviston

 

Handyman's Snack II by Tony Caviston

 

Life's Shadows by Tony Caviston

 

Handyman's Snack by Tony Caviston

 

Fifth of July by Tony Caviston

 

Out to Pasture by Tony Caviston

 

Green Thumb by Tony Caviston

 

Axe and Doorknob by Tony Caviston

 

1960 Farm Market by Tony Caviston

 

The Cross Roads by Tony Caviston

 

corner of the attic by Tony Caviston

 

Kaiser Frazer Dealer, Shunk Pa. by Tony Caviston

 

Piatt Pa. Garage by Tony Caviston

 

Estella Garage by Tony Caviston

 

Our Flag by Tony Caviston

 

The Conversation by Tony Caviston

 

Working Farm by Tony Caviston

 

Somebody's Mother Too by Tony Caviston

 

Three O'clock by Tony Caviston

 

Somebody's Mother by Tony Caviston

 

Bygone Memories by Tony Caviston

 

Homeless by Tony Caviston

 

Homeless , Morning Son by Tony Caviston

 

Time Watch by Tony Caviston

 

Family Ties by Tony Caviston