Tony Aldrich

Tony is a contemporary artist based in Plymouth. Born in Lancashire, he grew up in the South West and, following a number of years working as an architect in London, Cambridge, and Bath he returned to Devon to take up a lectureship in architecture at the University of Plymouth. Since then he became progressively dedicated to painting and drawing, and is now a full-time artist.
“Whilst I have painted and drawn ‘all of my life’ I studied architecture rather than art. As a result, in addition to the expected love of drawing, there is always a heightened awareness of composition, spatial structure and sensory experience in my work.

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth