Tony Myers came to printmaking after a 25 year career in the not-for- profit sector. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Leisure Studies. Tony studied printmaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Tony’s work draws on the traditions of Western relief printmaking from medieval woodcuts of the 15th Century to Paul Gaugin, Edvard Munch and the German Expressionists at the turn of the 20th Century to the neo Expressionists of the 1980s and beyond. The tools and materials employed in this approach lend themselves well to the simplification of forms and expressive content. Tony’s work is both representational and narrative; informed by observed reality without being constrained by it. Subject matter is drawn from contemporary political issues, folklore and personal experience.
He is a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Printmakers Association and he teaches printmaking in public schools and community organizations. Tony has exhibited in Canada, The United States, Korea, Japan, and China. His work is held by the Art Bank of Nova Scotia and in private collections in Canada, The United States, Cayman Islands and Australia.