ANTHONY GARRATT - FOUR, Anglesey, 2015
ANTHONY GARRATT - High & Low, Snowdonia - 2016
ANTHONY GARRATT - FOUR, Tresco, 2014
Anthony Garratt was born in Sevenoaks, Kent. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and then Falmouth College of Arts for a design degree. Having worked as a designer for a few years in London, he was able to take up painting full time following two successful Solo Shows.
Anthony’s painting practice is concerned with the weather; its impact on the landscape and himself, his research often finds him in heavy weather conditions in remote locations. Inspiration continually comes from the landscape, its history and the ever-changing climate.
In 2012, Anthony was invited by BBC1 to paint the Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium Bridge, and later that same year he was selected to have a Billboard at Regent’s Park tube station.
In 2014, Anthony Garratt was commissioned to create four vast, impressive outdoor paintings installed on the island of Tresco, Scilly Isles. They remained on site for three months, and were recreated in 2015 on the island of Anglesey.
Following the success of this commission, a further project was funded called HIGH AND LOW – a spectacular outdoor painting installation in Snowdonia, Wales. Two giant paintings, one floating high on the flanks of Snowdon on Llyn Llydaw, and one deep beneath the mountains in a cavern at Llechwedd slate mine.
All of these projects have garnered National press with coverage shown on ITV News and BBC’s The One Show. Many National papers have also given many column inches to each, they include: The Times, Telegraph, Welsh Daily Post, and Independent to name but a few. Critical acclaim has also come with the ‘High and Low’ installation winning the Arts and Business award in Wales in 2016.
In 2018, Anthony was invited to establish an artistic residency in the South African Wilderness, subsequently forming a collaboration with renowned photographer, Barry Cawston, and is already looking at another installation project for Spring 2019.
Anthony is a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall, and lives with his family in South Devon. His work is held in both corporate and private collections worldwide.