Tony Eubanks has been interested in art since he was 3 years old, watching his uncle and cousin draw war planes. Though his dad was a test pilot, it was not the planes that really fascinated Eubanks, but the drawing.
As a child, Eubanks always looked at life with an artist’s eye, but frequent moves stymied his growth in art. He actually intended to study ranching when he enrolled at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. His dream was to become a cowboy, but animal science classes bored him. Walking by an art class rekindled his early interest. He transferred to North Texas State University, Denton, with its more comprehensive art program, then attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California.
Returning to Texas, Eubanks worked for several art agencies, then did freelance illustration. By the mid-1970s, he was tired of illustration work and placed a few paintings in galleries. Today, Eubanks is known for the diversity of his subject matter, including Western paintings, landscapes, and Native American figures.