Anthony Lysycia trained as a painter/printmaker in Lancashire before venturing to London in 1981 to study for his Masters degree at the Royal College of Art.
When sculpting, Anthony combines his unique vision and insight to craft fascinating and distinctive works from a wide variety of different materials. His love of sculpture dates back to the very start of his career, when during his first year at the R.C.A. he found a small piece of abandoned Portland stone and, after carrying it to the college studio, promptly carved, exhibited and sold his first sculpture.
Fast forward to the present and Anthony now works on huge blocks of stone weighing up to several tons.
Anthony likes to infuse found objects with a newfound sense of purpose and, as such, prefers to work on rediscovered artefacts. These have included items as diverse as timeworn church doors, used whiskey barrels, and antique tiled fire surrounds.
On a 1989 trip with his father to see his Ukrainian relatives he discovered his uncle was also a sculptor, carving all the headstones for the village cemetery. In 2011 Anthony sculpted his one and only headstone for his parents grave.