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241 Paynter Rd., Springbrook

Insider’s Tip

Tony has wanderlust for travel and this helps fuel his creativity and passion for art. Between late May and early October (PEI tourism season) you can catch him on the Island at his stunning Gallery, where he produces on average around 15 to 18 images a year.

Surrounding the Tony Diodati Art Gallery are tailored gardens and vistas of the peaceful French River Cannery and New London Bay. This escapist and romantic surrounding provides Tony the perfect combination to create his incredible original paintings and limited edition; prints on Atlantic Canada.

The Gallery started off its life as a cookhouse for fisherman, and was previously located further up the French River. After being moved to the current location, it was again used by a single fisherman for his fishing gear and later a home for an antique car. Eventually the quaint building was lovingly renovated in 1996 by Tony Diodati.

Tony is largely self-taught and frequently experiments with various styles to create colorful representations on how he views the world. Often he will mix watercolor with acrylics for a textured appearance, as well as use a technique to layer oil on canvas. The paintings have recurring themes that include pristine beaches, fishing boats, herons and relaxing images with wooden chairs by the sea, to name but a few.

A very strong force in the success of Tony’s business is his partner Hugh. To add to his success, Tony had a painting featured in Andrew Bergman’s 1996 movie “Striptease”, located in Demi Moore’s living room.

Tony seeks the peaceful side of life and strives to keep this the focus, along with his love of God, for his authentic and relaxing artwork.


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