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18 June 2014

Artist paints magnificent Cornish landscapes and displays them where they were created

Have you been to a place so wonderful while on your luxury self-catering UK holiday that you have wanted to sit and let your creative juices flow in that very spot? We know that many artists have done just that but how many have left their finished works of art on display in the location they were created?

That is exactly what one artist has done so that visitors can witness them on the Scillonian island of Tresco this summer. These fabulous seascapes - painted by artist Anthony Garratt - will stay in exactly the spot in which his pieces were created for the next three months.

He used the latest in high-tech varnishes to enable the stationary works of art to be able to remain out in the coastal weather, but the four paintings now with pride of place around the island so that visitors can see the exact view that Anthony saw to gather such inspiration for his pieces.

Anthony completed the final artwork this weekend after spending 14 days creating the alfresco works. Each painting is two and a half metres wide and all of them will remain in their outdoor island gallery until the end of September.

Anthony, who is based in Bristol, has been a resident artist on Tresco for five years - and his work takes inspiration from the natural landscape and the weather. He has recently featured on a BBC2 art series and BBC1, following an invite to paint live the Queens Jubilee from Millennium Bridge.

To watch the video of Anthony’s work click here.

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