GARRATT STUDIO is a family run studio and gallery showing works by Chris Garratt, Sarah Garratt and Sophie Hooper on St. Marys, Isles of Scilly. Ideally situated just out of town, our light and spacious studio offers a range of work including oil paintings, lino prints, etchings and hand-crafted silver jewellery.
Growing up on the Isles of Scilly, Sarah Garratt graduated from Manchester College of Art, lecturing at Falmouth School of Art and until recently was Head of Art at Five Islands Academy on St Mary’s.
Her recent work reflects living on the islands, working in oils and acrylic on reclaimed wood. Currently active in the on-going rebuild project of the islands’ museum, Sarah is particularly interested in recording Scillonian-built sailing ships of the 19th Century in her art works.
Christopher Garratt studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham.
Moving to London, he worked in various media, from experimental film to painting and printmaking.
For many years he taught at Exeter College of Art & Design and Falmouth School of Art, as well as serving on several arts committees including the Arts Council of Great Britain and Television South West, where he wrote and presented several series of arts programmes.
Chris is the artist and co-writer, with Mick Kidd, of the BIFF cartoon strip, which ran for 20+ years in The Guardian. He also illustrated many titles in the popular “Introducing” series from Icon Books. With his keen interest in the anthropology of art as a universal human activity, Chris works as a painter and printmaker, using the simplest of materials and methods to reconnect with the primacy of imag[in]ing.
Sophie has been making silver and gold jewellery for nearly 20 years at her home studio on the Isles of Scilly. After graduating from UEA with a degree in History of Art & Anthropology, she moved back to Scilly to pursue a career in art and goldsmithing. She now runs a successful jewellery business on St. Marys.
Sophie’s work is all about Scilly: she takes inspiration from her island environment, using the natural elements to create texture and form,combining them with contemporary design.
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