About Tony

Tony is originally from New York. He was raised on Long Island, where he began drawing and painting as a child and never stopped. Drawn to the coast as a youngster, he started surfing at 13, and by the age of 18 those New York winters were too long and too cold. Florida has been his home ever since.
Tony did his undergraduate work in Florida, where he received his BA in Fine Arts. He then lived in New Orleans for a time, where he got his MFA from Tulane University.
The sights and sounds of the "Big Easy" would become a lasting influence in his work. Music in general has been a big part of his life, playing and singing in R&R and R&B bands while he continued to work on his visual art.
These days Tony makes his home, his art and his music in Perdido Key, on Florida's Gulf coast, where he still finds time to surf and stand-up paddle board with his family.
If you've met Tony at any of the art festivals, chances are you've met his wife Jean, their son Kyle and Kyle's dog Benjamin. The whole family goes whenever they travel. Kyle is challenged with autism, and Benjamin is his service dog and constant companion. Tony and Jean support Autism research and Canine Companions for Independence by donating artwork throughout the year for fundraising events.
As it is with most of us, family is the focus for Tony. So stop by and meet the Krysinsky family next time they are at an Art show near you.