Monday 1 July 2024

Member's Profile Series ~ Tony Cary-Barnard


Member Profile
with Tony Cary-Barnard
I grew up in South America, the UK and Canada. After graduating from university I joined the hotel industry working with major brands across Canada including Fairmont and Westin. I was also part of a Canadian start up CHIP REIT (now SilverBirch Hotels).

Over the years my wife and I have lived in Toronto, Calgary, Jasper, Kelowna, Edmonton and finally Whistler before retiring to Victoria late 2018.
I was an active artist during my high school years but unfortunately put it aside when I went to college and jumped into the business world for forty years.

Getting back into art in some form was always a retirement goal of mine. At first I experimented with acrylics and watercolors, but finally settled on oils as my medium. 

My subject matter is primarily Vancouver Island and the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us. I typically do my own photography and focus on landscape realism.
I am proud to be a member of the Victoria Sketch Club and appreciate the friendly welcome I've received as a new member. I have really enjoyed brushing up on my drawing skills and also learning from fellow members and the many great presentations that have been scheduled.
To see more of Tony's work check out his website at

NOTE: Tony is the Artist in Residence at the Delta Ocean Pointe in July, the Fairmont Empress in September, and is doing a solo art show at the Parkside Hotel & Spa in October. He is also scheduled at the Union Club in April/May 2025.

Note:  Our Member Profile section will return again in September 

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