"For me, the most pleasurable aspects of painting also present the greatest challenges; the freedom to paint whatever subject, in whatever medium or style, at a location of your choosing. This freedom can be intimidating and requires control. This year, that control has been offered through a diversity of locations and travel.
‘All Worlds’ attempts to communicate an impulse and energy in mark-making through continual, physical movement; from our new home near Dartmoor to an artistic residency in South Africa and then frequent visits to West Cornwall and the familiarity and meditative quality of the coast. The title also makes reference to the personal benefit of escapism in a wild landscape from the media, who communicate an international, political climate far from the ideology of ‘All Worlds’.
The show can best be described by a wall of small collages which are visual pieces of memory from a diversity of landscapes; numerous paintings i have created during the year have been torn up and then reconstructed to create new, collaged compositions of imaginary, wild places." ANTHONY GARRATT, 2018