P.O. Box CB-11450
Nassau, MO 00000
Anthony's first love is oil painting but he has worked in many other mediums including wood, pen and pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic, film, clay and paper. He has been an artist, talk show host, photographer, publisher, designer and technician for Junkanoo (an annual celebration marked by extravagant parades held on Boxing Day and New Year's Day). Anthony Morley began painting at the age of six; teachers along the way encouraged his skills and in high school he picked up the knick-name "Big Mo," which to this day is the signature he uses on his work. He is mostly self-taught but also has a degree in business administration. "I'm absorbed by art and love to experiment. I'm not limited to what's out there. My strength is my ability to conceptualize and work with what comes from inside," he says. "I strive for art communication. I want my work to convey what I was feeling at the time. There is a message in almost everything I do." His realistic oil paintings are inspired by the ocean and the beauty and people of The Bahamas. Most of his art is colorful and sometimes combines the natural look of the islands with subtle inclusions of his African background and love for the colors of Junkanoo. Anthony also has a strong sense of community. Most of his exhibits in The Bahamas include giving a portion of sales to different local charities. "It's my way of giving back," he says. Anthony owns and operates The Gallery at Marsh Harbour on the Bahamian island of Abaco. He and his wife Ann, who is a teacher and also an artist, reside in Marsh Harbour.