Antony Griffiths studied illustration at the University of the West of England in Bristol receiving a 2:1 in 2001. In 2003 his daughter Ruby was born and some months later they moved to Malvern. He has been involved in many projects and exhibitions over the years, exhibiting at various galleries including the RBSA gallery in Birmingham and the Bankside gallery in London as well as many illustration projects for Monty Funk Productions, illustrating historical interpretation for the National Trust and the Brecon Beacon National Park Authority and others. More recently he has illustrated 2 wildlife books for the ecologist and natural history writer Johnny Birks, first came 'Polecats' (see WR magazine no.1) and then this year, another mustelid book, 'Pine Martens', both published by Whittet publishers. Pine Martens will be published around Christmas time.
Antony also has a ‘proper’ job working part time on the Elgar-inspiring and beautiful Malvern Hills, for the newly named Malvern Hills Trust. Working in conservation, and where he himself finds inspiration from the ever changing views of Wales and the Cotwolds, sometimes working above low-lying cloud in bright sunshine, looking down at church spires poking out of the mist or the top of Bredon Hill, as well as plenty of not so welcome weather conditions.
He is currently working on a children’s picture book, having written the words it is now the long but pleasurable slog of drawing the pictures and fingers crossed for a willing publisher.
He started teaching privately in 2015 and has been fully CRB checked.