Anthony Desmond Amies
As an artist left handed and with great awareness of life who used shades of colour so true and varied on canvas slight in frame but strong in friendship and integrity a smiling round face with perceptive eyes that saw all.
A lonely man who never envied nor wished more for himself a person full of passions in Iife and for all its seasons whether they be either winter, spring, summer or autumn each period gave an inspiration to create a new dimension
Anthony, you leave behind a legacy so very very diverse in your lasting works that so depict natural pictures landscapes seascape or still life they are your estate as each canvas holds part of a story of a kind life.

Tony, Dear friend and brother, I say farewell be at peace within the landscape of your short life.

Gavin Boyd Stevenson
12th May 2000
©Gavin Boyd Stevenson, May 2000, 23 Wellesley Road, London. N.W. 5 4PN


Anthony Amies was educated 1961-4 Great Yarmouth College of Art; 1964-70 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London - Painting graduate, Printmaking post-graduate.

He won several prizes when at the Slade including the Tonks Prize for Drawing, and was a prize winner in the 1967 Young Contemporaries at the Tate, and the Royal Commonwealth in 1968.

In 1977 Anthony received an Arts Council Award, having won first prize in 'Camden 73' four years earlier.He was closely involved in the teaching of art in Camden from 1973-1995 at the Camden Institute (ILEA), the Camden Arts Centre and the Camden School of Art.

Anthony in front of his painting of the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, from Hampstead Heath. It is now on display at the hospital.