Anthony James Hall is an artist who paints in oils.
Born in Newcastle, Anthony now lives
in Northumberland. His latest work, a series commemorating the Ship Building Industry in the North East, was inspired by a documentary about the de-construction of the Industry. During his childhood he would observe all of the men going to work at the Neptune yard at the bottom of Walker Road where he lived.
“To share my passion and enthusiasm for life on canvas; creativity has no boundaries and visual statements are more powerful than the written word”
Many of the paintings are inspired by childhood memories and family photographs.
The characters are the main forefront within these paintings, paying homeage and commemorate those men, women and their communities, which were once proud, prosperous and warm; which now are sadly a wasteland of high unemployment and deprivation.
His most recent work is a series of paintings re-imaging childhood memories and a recent revelation from researching the family tree, as well as Ship Building Anthony has found that many of his ancestors worked in the mines