Tony Roche Artist – Marlborough * Auckland b.1961
Tony Roche Artist, self-taught, began his painting career at age 18. From childhood Tony Roche was inspired by his mother’s encouragement resulting in an awareness and love of the beautiful New Zealand landscape.
Having lived and travelled throughout the North and South Island, Tony has gained an understanding and appreciation of the diversity and beauty of the New Zealand scenery. Tony illustrates in oils our unique countryside of vibrant colours, beautiful trees and bush, seascapes and snow-capped mountains and valleys.
Tony Roche is an acclaimed award-winning Landscape artist and has a large following in New Zealand and overseas and has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand.
In 2013 he won 3rd place (small painting) at Royal Easter show and been commissioned for the prestigious Tanner Couch Calendar as their Executive category Artist. In 2011 he got Merit award (professional) at Royal Easter show and won the People’s choice for two of his paintings at the ‘Art at the Estuary’ Hibiscus Coast Hospice fundraising exhibition.
Tony regularly conducts demonstrations to Art groups throughout the country, as well as teaching One Day Workshop to adults and children. He also organizes and teaches children’s art class during school holiday.
Tony would like to help people to appreciate art, he has made numerous donations to charities and school fairs with his art. One of his passions is teaching “Foot and Mouth Artists” and “Special Needs children.