Dr, Tony Malone BA(Hons), BSc, MA, Phd, Buddhist Venerable Master. Born 1979, London. Studied art at KIAD, Now the University College of Art, between 1997 & 2003 graduating in Visual Communications, after he then studied Buddhist Philosophy in Vajrayana Buddhism with monasteries in Nepal & India where he developed his understanding of Tea Blending & Tea Cultures.
A professional visual artist for over 25 years his watercolour work, with an emphasis on sea and landscapes, has been exhibited internationally, often overlapping with his passion for human rights leading to exciting and awareness raising of contemporary subjects using art forms to as part training tool and part activism.
He has exhibited internationally and has a fantastic following for his creative works, which together with visual arts include award winning product designs, bestselling non-fiction titles on design, Colour Theory and Human Rights, and various collections of children's stories based on folklore.
Internationally he volunteers as a member of the World Scouting, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights lead team working on delivering policy, consultancy and programme activities for the 55 Million Scouts around the world all working together to create a better world. While in the UK he is a volunteer at local and national levels of UK Scouting as well as being a trustee of various classic ship trusts and a volunteer for disabled peoples arts organisations.
After 20 years as human rights campaigners he is respected as an international expert in Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. He attributes his unique approach for motivating and discussing rights to people as a desire to want to bring people together fairly, equally and creatively to form friendships.
None this work can be achieved without a sense of adventure, and for many years Tony has travelled and worked in many places on expeditions and adventures. Recently with the Scouts in Ghana, and in 2010-2011 in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. -Becoming the first British openly LGBT+ person to visit both poles, which was featured heavily in the LGBT press at the time, and documented by the London Metropolitan Archives.
A respected artist of over 25 years professional experience, Tony has many exhibitions, collections and projects to his credit. Of note are: being the 2009 UNESCO Official artist for the International Year of Astronomy. This project highlighted his passion for sharing observational astronomy projects and allowed many thousands of people to participate in artworks based on the stars.
His passion and hobby for traditional working sail boats and sailing has worked with various media organisations as a consultant on cold weather sailing projects and also on developing traditional sailing links with his artwork.