Anthony Frost studied at the Cardiff College of Art (1970-73) and since 1975 has exhibited widely throughout the UK, with regular shows in St Ives and London. His most
recent shows include Beaux Arts, in Cork Street, and the The Armoury in New York with Advanced Graphics.
His work is in a number of corporate, public and private collections including Bank of America, Lloyds TSB,The Nuffield Trust, John Moores, Contemporary Art Society,
Whitworth Gallery (Manchester) and Standard Life. In April 2009, Chichester University purchased "Ricochet Man" for the Bishop Otter Collection.
In July 2009 Anthony Frost was awarded "Master of the University" in honour of services to the arts by the Open University, via Plymouth University (college of Art & Design).
Frost’s abstract expression works are influenced by the music he listens to in the studio by alternative bands such as The Fall (for whom he has designed an album cover and a stage set); Captain Beefheart and John Cage. He works with a variety of materials including sack cloth, pumice and netting (amongst others) as well as plentiful thick, bright acrylic.This gives the work a richness and texture that is unique to him.
Although there is an element of planning in each work, there is also a random element which manifests itself in the creative process:Adding a piece of material or a tie that can change the painting's direction in unplanned ways.
This exhibition coincides with an exhibtion of “Editions & Other Works” by the artist’s father, Sir Terry Frost, RA.
James Stewart, curator and gallery director said “Each year for the Festival we try to put on an exhibition that is a little special, and that will interest visitors as well as excite collectors” he continued “This year is no exception, we have chosen two abstract artists, a father and son, one Modern British the other Contemporary. Both use bright, bold colours in their work, but that is where the comparison ends: Each approaches their subjects quite differently and this exhibition will provide everyone with a chance to compare the two”.