JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE & GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
My work is informed by nature, a kind of mythical nature. The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements, the beauty, grace and ferocity of animals -- something greater than myself, something I can't comprehend. Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject, within myself.
Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina and the Honolulu Academy ,studying with the late Gabor Peterdi. He received his BFA at the San francisco Art Institute in 1974 and lived and worked in the Bay Area until 1979, when he returned to South Carolina where he presently resides.
He founded King Snake Press in 1998 for the production and promotion of Monotypes and has worked with numerous Artists from the region and elsewhere.
His work which includes works on paper and paintings,are in public collections including the South Carolina State Museum, State of Hawaii, Greenville County Museum and corporate and private collections in the USA,Europe and Japan.
He is represented by Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte NC and If Art in Columbia SC .
Phil has completed numerous Artists residences, taught painting and printmaking in venues across the USA including The Penland School of Craft.
He joined the Golden Acrylic Working Artists Program in 1999 and has lectured and taught Acrylic painting in the USA , Japan and Belgium.