Sculptures

  • Sculptures

Paintings

  • Paintings

Artist at Home

  • Artist at Home

Workshops

  • Workshops

Sketchbooks

  • Sketchbooks

Diary/Blog

  • Diary/Blog

Sculptures

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.

    • Battle of Benfleet
      Portland stone
      1997

    • Battle of Benfleet
      Portland stone
      1997

    • Scroll and Barrel
      Carved and painted oak door
      1999

    • Pymmes Park
      Cedar
      2005

    • Barrel 1
      Carved oak barrel
      1998

    • Roman Tub
      Carved and painted oak door
      1998

    • Relativity 1
      Carved and painted butchers block
      1998

    • Relativity 2
      Carved and painted butchers block
      1998

    • Halstead Bench
      Oak
      2010

    • Hand of Industry
      Sandstone and found objects
      2003

    • Gemini Heads
      Sandstone
      2004

    • Fireplace
      Ceramic
      2013

Paintings

All of Anthony Lysycia's watercolours are created on location. His passion for travelling bleeds into his work, and has led him to paint in the shadow of archaic Thai temples as the sun sets over Chaing Mai, or perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon at dawn. In order to keep his creative juices flowing, after large sculpture commissions are completed, Anthony loves to embark on journeys with his painting equipment.

Painted on handmade watercolour paper from sizes 22 x 30 inches or 30 x 44 inches, they can be sold framed, or if sold unframed, can be rolled up and posted anywhere. P.O.A.

    • Skulls and Jug
      1985

    • Borghese Gardens
      1990

    • Cortona 1
      1997

    • Cortona 2
      1997

    • Tuscany
      1998

    • Arrowtown NZ
      1998

    • Blue Mountains NSW
      1999

    • Chiang Mai Temple
      1999

    • New Zealand Harbour
      2000

    • Grand Canyon 1
      2000

    • Stuart Highway
      2001

    • Outback Dragonflies
      2001

    • Silent Waterhole
      2001

    • Outback Journey 1
      2001

    • Outback Journey 2
      2001

    • Sydney Park
      2001

    • Milford Sound Waterfall
      2001

Artist at Home

Tucked away behind a tall hedge in urban Essex is the unlikely home and studio of the artist Anthony Lysycia. The former neglected red brick house, has been lovingly transformed into an unexpected haven to art and wildlife, packed with paintings, carvings and curios. Bordered by beautiful gardens and ponds. It is an artists true inspiration and a visitors delight.

Ben Rogers

Going into Anthony's house is like stepping into another world. Your eyes are drawn to everything around you and every time I go there, I notice something new. The place makes you feel immediately at ease and warm inside. Anthony is a pure creative.

Natalie Nardi
    • Emma’s box
      Carved and painted oak box
      2006

    • Fireplace
      Ceramic
      2013

    • Ladder Man
      Carved and painted pine box (front)
      2009

    • Ladder Man
      Carved and painted pine box (reverse)
      2009

    • Table for D.S.
      Carved and painted cedar table, benches and stools
      2010

    • Headstone for M&D
      Carved Portland stone
      2011

    • Table for Anika, Jonti & Sophie
      Carved Oak with metal straps
      2014

    • Metal Studio 2


Workshops

Working with schools/collages on stone and wood carving projects, creating small and large scale sculptures with pupils of all ages and abilities. Projects can last from 2 days to several weeks. All tools and safety equipment is provided for groups up to 12-15 per session.

See www.artistsinschools.co.uk for more information
    • Children carving Romeo and Juliette
      Sandstone
      Crosshill School
      2009

    • Romeo and Juliette finished
      work in the school grounds
      Crosshill school
      2009

    • Carving Milly in sandstone
      Nuneaton school
      2002

    • Elephant sculpture
      Nuneaton school
      2002

    • Finishing off sculpting the last block
      Nuneaton school
      2002

    • Laying the mosaic into the sandstone
      Nuneaton
      2002

    • Finished pieces in place. Nuneaton school
      3 month project with yr 12’s
      2002

    • Children polishing sandstone
      School project
      N. Wales
      2013

    • Year 10’s working on sandstone totems
      London
      2013

    • Finished Totem poles
      Sandstone
      London
      2013

Diary

Anthony is currently galavanting around Europe on a painting and drawing tour in his customised white van come home/studio on wheels. Also working on a sculpture commission in Como, Italy, then travelling north to Kau Manor, Estonia where he is Artist in Residence for 6 months. His blog is located here on Google+

To purchase any of the artwork/commissions or to check his availability for school projects, please contact him via the contact page.