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.
In September 2014, Anthony Garratt was commissioned to create four vast, impressive outdoor paintings installed on the island of Tresco, Scilly Isles. These remained on site for three months.
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. This commission was featured on BBC1 Countryfile on 9th May 2016.
Since September 2015, Anthony has been a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall, which he continues to do today.