Scrimshander Anthony (Tony) Perry is a self-taught artist with a deep appreciation for maritime history and itís time honored traditions. A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, his family history includes fishermen who also served as members of the United States Life Saving Service protecting our coastal Virginia and North Carolina waters for over 200 years. Tonyís artistry ranges from a variety of media including pen and ink, charcoal, pyrography and scrimshaw. His extremely versatile skills whose love of nature and history are beautifully expressed on natural materials including (legal) elephant ivory and antique whales teeth, bone, mother of pearl and abalone shell. Tonyís attention to detail is evident in his present work and continues to improve as he refines and hone his techniques with every new piece.