While best known for his luxury jewellery, Tony White was also a talented painter.
An exhibition of his works- Last Impressions -will launch at The Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (SHAC) on Friday.
All proceeds from the sales of Tony's paintings will go to The SHAC and the Arts in The Valley.
Having originally studied to be an architect, White quit after five years of practice to focus on his passion to create objet d'art and jewellery out of materials, relics and heirlooms that fascinated him.
Self-taught, Tony created one-of-a-kind pieces for nearly half a century, some of which would incorporate anything from corals and ancient stones to rare finds sourced from antique markets around the world.
Tony was working towards his first art exhibition and managed to finish the work for his show, but sadly didn't make it for the opening after a short battle with cancer.
Throughout his career as a jeweller, he counted among his clients the likes of Michael Hutchence, Julia Gillard, Ita Buttrose; former United States First Lady Barbara Bush, Gai Waterhouse and Carla Zampatti.
With his partner of 38 years, designer Alexander Michael, White also amassed one of the most extraordinary private contemporary art collections in Sydney, containing works by Jeffrey Smart, Margaret Olley, Brett Whiteley, Charles Blackman, Keith Looby, John Coburn, Donald Friend, Martin Sharp, Tim Storrier, and John Olsen.
His work is online and can be viewed at The SHAC's website.
The exhibition will open on Friday, July 17 and closes on July 27.
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