Tony Wilson was born in Dublin in 1931. He studied Economics at Trinity College Dublin before qualifying as a chartered accountant. After six years in Paris with Price Waterhouse he went to England, working as financial controller for the Avon Rubber Company, GKN, and British Oxygen. He lives near Bath where his interests include writing, painting, philosophy and rowing. He has had six solo exhibitions, and has been shown in the RA Summer exhibition. Tony published The Universe on a Bicycle in 2007 and The Wheels of Society in 2021.