Tony Grove

Photo of Tony Grove, Artist at Studio 106 Art Gallery, Victoria BC
Tony Grove specializes in wooden boat construction and restoration. After completing a four-year boat building apprenticeship that started in 1980, Tony’s boat building experiences led him to one day become head instructor at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island, teaching traditional boat building and ships cabinetry. Today Tony works for himself as an artist, writer, teacher, woodworker, and boatbuilder at his home shop and studio tucked amongst the trees on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

His love for painting and his appreciation of the beautiful lines of boats are evident in his art, where he explores classic hull shapes with a playful use of light and colour.