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 is predominantly a painter of the British landscape, his work concerned with the weather, an experience and impact of a landscape. His research time is spent in heavy weather, in remote locations and places that have an emotional impact. Inspiration comes from the British landscape and ever-changing climate.
Anthony is an artist member of the Royal West of England Academy where he has regularly exhibited. He has also shown work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal College of Arts Henry Moore Gallery having featured on a BBC2 art series.
In 2012, Anthony was invited by BBC1 to paint the Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium Bridge. He painted some sketches on the Day, and worked on a series of paintings to follow. In addition, he was selected to have a Billboard at Regent’s Park tube station, during October 2012.
September 2014 – ‘Alfresco on Tresco’ – four huge, impressive outdoor paintings by Anthony were installed at the site of each image for three months.
September 2015 – Anthony has been taken on as a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art.
April – November 2016 – 'HIGH AND LOW' – a spectacular outdoor painting installation in Snowdonia. Two giant paintings, one floating high on the flanks of Snowdon on Llyn Llydaw, and one which will be hung low deep beneath the mountains in a cavern at Llechwedd slate mine. This was featured on BBC1 Countryfile on 29th May 2016.
Anthony has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2011.