Tony would like to acknowledge these people for their valued help and assistance . 

Jason Burgess  for a huge amount of photographic documentation over many years combined with his and George’s continual support and patronage. 

Roger Simpson for his continuing work on this web site coping with my constant mind changing, back tracking, all combined with sporadic bursts of enthusiasm and then nothing over a period of years. I would also like to acknowledge his constant support and patronage without which I would not have been able to continue.

Dale Hunter for being the person who bought a painting at my first show in 1979 and has continued to support me since then both as a patron and a personal friend.  
Without Dale’s consistent support for my work things would be rather different today. 
Wayne and Noeline Johnston for strong family support especially in financial keeping afloat type situations and generally being incredibly understanding about all sorts of things. 
Enyth Good is a long term steady patron and friend who has given me great advice and support preparing, assisting and generally making sure some sort of systems are in place for exhibitions on many occasions. Without Enyth’s assistance a lot things would not have gone so well or maybe not happened at all.
Warwick Brown for giving me my first show at the Ellerton Gallery in
1997 and subsequent shows there and at Portfolio Gallery. I would also
like to thank him for his continued patronage and support in many
matters.
Rob Macgregor for giving me some where fantastic to live and work. Without Rob I don’t think the Bird Sculpture would have been built and I certainly would not have the continuing option of the work spaces that the Penguin Studio and The Whakatiwai Fishing Lodge has given me over such a long time.
Mike Foley of AAA Automotive for providing transport solutions with reliable vehicles, great finance options, and service above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks Mike it certainly beats walking.
Chris Short for being very helpful in times of dire need and for ending up with quite a nice collection of my work and for quite a few other things as well. Cheers Buddy


John McCaulay for being a very long term friend and another who I must acknowledge as saving my bacon on one or more occasions. John is another who has a very good collection of my work and I hope that it all has been a worthwhile exercise for him. Thank you John



Graeme, Pat and the late Jack Sinclair for ongoing support over a very long time in many different ways.The time at Kuratau was a life saver and all the pottery equipment donations were awesome. I am so glad you got some good paintings out of it.


Ewan Gebbie for helping me out a few times in trying circumstances during the last of the Wellington years.
When I look back I think wow thanks heaps mate. Look forward to catching up sometime.


LOCAL FRIENDS AND PATRONS

Gordon and Leslie Millar for being fantastic neighbours and Patrons.

Lawrence and Toni Mc Watt for being great neighbours, helping me out on many occasions.

Brody Runga and Aroha Crosbie for being supportive friends.

Chris Smith for helping in all sorts of ways.

Brett Spicer for tech assistance and regular state of the art entertainment.

Roimata Macgregor for carrying on the family tradition in providing a place to work for me and all that entails.

Kathy Walsh for being a very understanding landlady.