About Tony



 

Canadian Portrait and Landscape Artist


Over the past 25 years Tony Harris' body of work as a professional sports portrait and landscape artist has established him one the most sought after talents internationally.

 

Tony has commissions with the NHL, NHLPA, PGA, LPGA, CFL and many elite sport agencies. He is under contract with the NHL Players Association to paint the Ted Lindsay Award recipient (League MVP as voted by the players). Tony is also the official artist of the RBC Canadian Open.

 

Tony's touch with the brush, but more so with people has landed him numerous commissions of high-profile personalities and executive business leaders. His works hang in a variety of private collections of professional athletes and corporate executives throughout the world.

 

" My goal as an artist is to capture the true personality of my subject. I played OHL hockey as a goalie and was a QB for Bishop's University and on some level, I think I have brought that competitiveness to my painting. I love the challenge of creating a lifelike image. I want the work to look as if the subject could literally step off the canvas at any moment and engage the viewer."- Tony Harris




Tony and his work have been featured in:


The Hockey News  RBC Canadian Open Program


The Henrik"In the Details: The Henrik."
 
Visit the Vancouver Canuck's site featuring Tony's process to create and complete the painting by clicking the image.



Read about Tony as the subject of a February 2013 feature article in the Toronto Star by clicking the image below.


Tony at home in his studio

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Band of Brothers • Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips, Chris Kelly and Chris Neale surprise Wade Redden with a painting commemorating his 1000th game before Ottawa's final season game in Boston, May 28, 2013


 


Tony is commissioned by the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club to commemorate Sergei Gonchar's 1000th NHL game.