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 is concerned with the ever-changing weather, and the experience and emotional impact of a location. As such he is an artist member of the Royal West of England Academy where he has regularly exhibited.
In 2012, Anthony was invited by BBC1 to paint the Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium Bridge and, in addition, he was selected to have a billboard at Regent’s Park tube station. In September 2014, he was commissioned to create four vast, impressive outdoor paintings installed on the island of Tresco, in the Scilly Isles.
Following the success of this commission, a further project was funded called High and Low – a spectacular outdoor painting installation in Snowdonia, involving 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. Since September 2015, Anthony has been a tutor at the Newlyn School of Art.