Tony Smibert is a researcher and student of the media he works with and constantly evolves the ways that he works.

This is most readily apparent in his abstract works on canvas, for where his 'historic method' watercolours rely on classic technique worked in harmony with the medium, his larger contemporary acrylics require complete abandon to medium, action and  process. 

The result of a lifetime of painting, Smibert's recent works are innovative and exploratory, applying  experience of watercolour to expressive acrylic on canvas. The results are dynamic and uninhibited, with the most recent works strongly reminiscent of not only Chinese landscape and calligraphy, but also the black action-paintings of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline.