Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a Sydney based figurative artist. He started exhibiting in the late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983 in Croatia. Tony moved to New York in 1987 where he continued his art practice. He exhibits both in Sydney and Europe regularly.  Acrylics, watercolours and oils have been the mediums of choice. Etchings is the latest medium being explored and studied with a great passion.
His style could be described as contemporary impressionism, mostly portraits and figures.
Tony’s artwork demonstrates distinct freedom using spontaneous brushstrokes and vivid colours. He combines layered figuration of human forms put in abstract situations.
Paintings are available for sale at Thienny Lee Gallery in Edgecliff, Sydney or through my personal account at Bluethumb Online Gallery


  • 1976 -1983         Studying Architecture and Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1987 -1988         Relocated to New York City, USA and practising art.
  • 1989 – Present    Artist, Sydney, Australia

Exhibitions Resume:

  • 1980’s Participating in group exhibitions in Croatia and neighbouring countries.
  • 1983 Oils and Watercolours, solo Exhibition, ULAK Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia
  • 1988 Juried Group Exhibition, National Society of painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, USA.
  • 1989 – Present – Participating in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and Overseas.
  • 2010 Solo Exhibition of Watercolours, Gallery 307,Northbridge, Sydney
  • 2016 Solo Exhibition of Oils and Watercolours, after 6 months Residency in Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Finalist – Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
  • 2016 Solo Exhibition of Watercolours, Town Gallery, Crikvenica, Croatia.
  • 2017 ‘Man in Between’ Solo Exhibition of Oils and Watercolours, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
  • 2017 Solo Exhibition, Watercolours and Oils on paper, Atelier Zvonka Cara, Crikvenica, Croatia
  • 2018: FINALIST – ‘The Collie Art Prize’  Collie Art Gallery, Collie, WA. Australia
  • 2018: Semi-finalist – Bluethumb Art Prize, Australia
  • 2018 ‘Beyond Skin’ Solo Exhibition of Oils on canvas, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
  • 2018 ‘Pandora’s Box’ Solo Exhibition of  large Watercolours on paper and Acrylics on canvas, Galerija Klovic , Rijeka, Croatia
  • 2018 Second Salon of Miniature Art, Galerija Klovic, Rijeka, Croatia – Commendation
  • 2019 FINALIST  2019 ‘Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing’ Sydney,  Australia
  • 2019 EQUUS- Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, 6 artists group show
  • 2019 Galerija Tos, Punat, Croatia,  34 Watercolours, solo show
  • 2019 Galerija Vasko Lipovac, Split, Croatia, “Pandora’s Box” solo show
  • 2020  “In a silent Way” exhibition of large watercolours/drawings on paper, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 2023 Finalist, Blacktown Art Show, group exhibition