Toni Onley

Toni Onley was born in 1928 on the Isle of Man, where he received his early training and was influenced by the work of the great British watercolorists.He came to Canada in 1948.

After moving to British Columbia in 1955, he studied in Mexico, at the Instituto Allende, and in London, England, where he studied etching and re-established his landscape roots with the Norwich School of Watercolor Painting. His course was now set toward the work he is best known for today: landscape of simplicity and power.

Public collections of Toni Onley's work include those at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London England; the National Gallery of Canada; the Seattle Art Museum; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Mr. Onley was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, 1999. In 1999 he was also bestowed with an Honorary D. Litt. from Okanagan University College.

Toni was killed tragically on February 29, 2004 at the age of 75. He had been piloting his LA4 Buccaneer amphibious plane when it crashed into the Fraser River and became submerged.

Books:
A Silent Thunder.Prentice-Hall, 1981
Onley's Arctic.Douglasd McIntyre, 1991
The Walls of India.Onley/Woodcock, Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1985.
Toni Onley's British Columbia, A Tribute.Raincoast Books, 1999.
[photo: Yukiko Onley]

Artist Work
Browning Bay, North Pender Island, B.C.
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Mt. Baker across Boundary Pass, B.C.
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Chehalis Lake, B.C.
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Anthony Island
12 in x 16 in
serigraph

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Wudang Mountain, Hubei Province, China
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Divided Landscape
11 in x 15 in
silkscreen on paper

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Spirit Island, Pointe au Baril, Ontario
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Low Water, Silver River, Harrison Lake
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Franklin's Last Camp, Beechey Island
19.5 in x 23.5 in
oil on canvas

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The Lyons Over Burrard Inlet
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Rain Door Pass
20 in x 24 in
oil on linen

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Quiet Inlet
20 in x 24 in
oil on panel

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Phantom Glacier
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Black Island Harrison Lake
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Morning Mist, Lookout Island
19.5 in x 23.5 in
oil on canvas

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Old Steam Boat Channel
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Point au Basil
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Drift Logs, Harrison Lake
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Chain Islands, Ganges Harbour
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Khumtzeymateen River, B.C.
11 in x 14.5 in
watercolour

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Cape Cranford, Borden Peninsula, Baffin Island
22 in x 30 in
watercolour

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Garden at Trevaylor, Cornwall
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Stackhouse Cove, Cornwall
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Carfury Farm, Cornwall
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Hillside, Grenada, Spain
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Canal
11 in x 15 in
silkscreen on paper

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Tokatsu Valley Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Fire Reflection, Fukurode, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Rain, Choyonuma, Kyushu, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Seifuso Ryokan, Kyushu, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Three Pines, Yamatsuri, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Fukuroda Ryokan, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Pine, Parsimmon, and Birds
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Four Pine Trees of Seifuso, Kyushu, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Tree at Fukurida, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Namas Fuji Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
11.75 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Neko Dake, Kyushu, Japan
12 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Nujubashi Gate and Moat, Imperial Palace
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Morning Shower, Mt. Fuji
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Misagisho Eastern Gate, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Nujubashi Gate, Imperial Palace, Tokyo
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Asuka-ni-imasu Shrine, Asuka, Japan
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Tsurugi-no-ike, Asuka, Japan
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Bamboo, Tsurighi-no-ike, Asuka Japan
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Ishibutai Barrow, Asuka, Japan
11 in x 15 in
watercolour

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Tiger Pagoda, Suzon, China
11.75 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Raining on the Left Bank of the Li River
11.75 in x 15.5 in
watercolour

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Landscape of the Megaliths
19.5 in x 23.5 in
oil on canvas

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Pond, Asuka, Japan
30 in x 40 in
oil on canvas