Live painting to live music: Tony Smibert and Emily Sanzaro

Live painting to live music
Immerse yourself into rhythm of music as the sound of harp shapes the art of watercolour.


Watch and listen as the sound of harpist Emily Sanzaro becomes one with the brush strokes of Tony Smibert as they create an original watercolour from beginning to end.

Learn about Smibert’s close study of the 19th century British painter JMW Turner, and how this led to his own mastery in watercolour. 

In July 2022, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery exhibition Tao Sublime: the art of Tony Smibert will be unveil 12 new watercolour works by Smibert, alongside a temporary display of the exceptional watercolour Cattewater, Plymouth by JMW Turner, on loan from the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

Smibert will explain Turner’s methods and his own journey as a Visiting Artist Researcher at the Tate Gallery in London, before sharing how the techniques of Turner combined with his own practice of martial art, have brought him to unique methods of working in watercolour and acrylics. 

Finally, in a shared performance with Emily, Tony will create an original watercolour from beginning to end in the spirit of Turner. 

Stay for nibbles, drinks, and informal Q&A. 

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  • Thursday, 07 July 2022 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM


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