Tony Pharo is an American artist and painter. Originally from upstate New York, Pharo relocated to California where he now resides in Irvine. Pharo describes his work as Neo Expressionist Pop Art. For Pharo, art is therapeutic, a way to cope with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD can be at times debilitating. But every time his brush meets the canvas, a flow state is achieved. Ultimately, Pharo’s art is about liberation from the things that hold us back – childhood traumas and conscripted beliefs – and the freedom inherent to moving forward in a creative life. Only painting for a short time (since October 2021), Tony Pharo’s work has already been shown in multiple gallery exhibitions across two states.