Garretts Gallery Art Studio

Karl Garrett
- Artist - Sculptor - Poet

All work is professionally framed and ready for hanging.

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Commissions undertaken.

Garden Seat Benches (2016)

These benches are made from Manx timber harvested from a sustainable supply from within the Isle of Man's plantations. To ensure the longevity of the product, the wood has been pressure-treated with water-based preservative and then stained with three coats of natural-coloured Danish Oil.  Legs are made of steel.

 

 £150 each

  

Wording/Design has been pyrographically burned onto the bench.

 

More designs in progress.

 

 Seat - 4ft x 8inch x 4inch  /  Legs - 20inch

Finger Nails (2015)

Bronze Cast -  "life size" - approx 10in high x 6in wide

Walking Sticks (2015)  - Various Designs

Black Sheep of the Family (2015) - Not for Sale


Title: Black Sheep of the Family

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 5ft 7in high (on steel pole, wooden base)

 

Japanese Landscape (2014)

Title: Japanese Landscape

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 18in x 14in

(FRAMED) 

Fusion of Colour (2014)

Title: Fusion of Colour

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 14in x 18in

(FRAMED) 

Never Too Old to Drive (2014)

Title: Never Too Old to Drive

Medium: Black & White Photograph

Size: 19in x 15in

(FRAMED) 

Images of a Dream (2014) - SOLD

 

Title: Images of a Dream

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 15in x 19in

(FRAMED) 

Self-Portrait (2014) - Not For Sale

 

Title: Self-Portrait

Medium: Mixed Media, Pyrography

Size:  15in x 19in

Distant Memories of a Dancer (2014)

 

Title: Distant Memories of a Dancer

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 20in x 26in

(FRAMED) 

Dreamscape (2014)

Title: Dreamscape

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 30in x 21in

(FRAMED) 

The Girl with the Rose Tattoo (2014)

Title: The Girl with the Rose Tattoo

 

Medium: 

Ash

Pyrography

Acrylic 

Happy Birthday (2014) - SOLD

Title: Happy Birthday

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 21in x 31in

(FRAMED) 

Melting Memories (2014)


Title: Melting Memories

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 25in x 37in

(FRAMED) 

Tolerance (2014)


Title: Tolerance

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 31in x 21in

(FRAMED)

Eye Love Mann (2014)


Title: Eye Love Mann

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 31in x 21in

(FRAMED)

In the Moonlit Sky, Seagulls Fly (2014)


Title: In the Moonlit Sky, Seagulls Fly

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 34in x24in

(FRAMED)

The Butterfly Effect (2014)

Title: The Butterfy Effect

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 21in x 31in

(FRAMED)

White Rain (2014)

Title: White Rain

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 41in x 41in

(FRAMED)

Nickie in the Moonlight (2014) - SOLD

Title: Nickie in the Moonlight

Medium:Mixed Media on Board

Size: 11in x 14in

(FRAMED)

Red, Red Roses (2013)

Title: Red, Red Roses

Medium: Pyrography & Watercolour

Size: 11in x 14in

(FRAMED)

Poet-Tree (2013) - Not For Sale


Title: Poet-Tree

Medium: Ash Tree, Pyrography

Size: 6ft tall

Courtesy of Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas 

Sit and Think: Welcome To This Place (2013) - SOLD

 

Title: Welcome To This Place

Medium: Bench, Pyrography, Poetry

Sit and Think: Inevitable End (2013) - SOLD

Title: Inevitable End

Medium: Bench, Pyrography, Poetry 

The Fisherman (2012)

 

Title: The Fisherman

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

 Hamlet (2012)

Title: Hamlet

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

The Artist (2012)

Title: The Artist

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

The Victorian Hippy (2012)

 

Title: The Victorian Hippy

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

Climbing the Rocks (2012)

 

Title: Climbing the Rocks

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

The Cheeky Chap (2012) - SOLD

Title: The Cheeky Chap

Medium: Pyrography, Watercolour

(FRAMED)

Walk the Line (2012) - SOLD

Title: Walk the Line

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 34in x 14in

(FRAMED) 

700 Fingerprints and a Kiss for Luck (2012) - SOLD

Title: 700 Fingerprints and a Kiss for Luck

Medium: Acrylic 

Size: 17.5in x 21.5in

(FRAMED) 

600 Fingerprints and One Thumb (2012)

  

Title: 600 Fingerprints and One Thumb

Medium: Watercolour 

Size: 17.5in x  21.5in

(FRAMED) 

Runner 180 (2012)

Title: Runner 180

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 47in x 20in

(FRAMED) 

In a Turbulent World, A Helping Hand (2012)

Title: In a turbulent world, a helping hand

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 16in x 20in

(FRAMED) 

My Evolution (2012)

Title: My Evolution

Medium: Acrylic 

Size: 31.5in x 41in 

(FRAMED) 

Beneath the Deep Blue Sea (2012)

Title: Beneath the Deep Blue Sea

Medium: Watercolour

Size: 11.5in x 16.75in

(FRAMED) 

Homeward Bound (2012)

TItle: Homeward Bound

Medium: Mixed Media, Acrylic

Size: 32in x 12in (FRAMED)

In the Bullrushes (2012) - SOLD

Title: In the Bullrushes

Medium: Watercolour

Sizes: 11.75in x 16.75in

Courtesy of Debbie Teare

Walk to the Light (2012) - SOLD (Courtesy BP Simpson)

Title: Walk to the Light

Medium: Watercolour

Courtesy of B P Simpson

The Lovers (2012)

Title: The Lovers

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 17in x 21in

(FRAMED) 

Faith (2011)

Title: Faith

Medium: Plaster of Paris Sculpture

Size: 12in high

Wild Coral (2012) - SOLD

Title: Wild Coral

Medium: Mixed Media 

Size: 16in x 20in

(FRAMED) 

Watching You, Watching Me (2011) - SOLD

Title: Watching You, Watching Me

Medium: Textured Acrylic

Size: 16in x 20in

Courtesy of B P Simpson 

Goodnight Sweetheart (2011) - SOLD

Title: Goodnight Sweetheart

Medium: Poetry on Painted Paper

Size: 21in x 29in

Courtesy of David Black

 

Life (2011) - SOLD

Title: Life

Medium: Poetry on Painted Paper

Size: 21in x 29in

Red Planet (2011)

 

Title: Red Planet

Medium: Textured Acrylic

Size: 48in x 68in

(FRAMED) 

Image of Jesus (2011)

Title: Image of Jesus

Medium: Textured Acrylic

Size: 21in x 27in 

(FRAMED) 

Waterfall (2011)

Title: Waterfall

Medium: Textured Acrylic

Size: 20in x 47in

(FRAMED) 

Reflection (2011) - SOLD

Title: Reflection

Medium: Watercolour

Size: 13in x 17in

Courtesy of Vanessa Gray

Ultimate Sacrifice (2011)

Title: Ultimate Sacrifice

Medium: Mixed Media, Wooden Cross, Copper Wire

Size: 13in x 27in

Loaghtan Racer (2010/11) - Not For Sale

Title: Loaghtan Racer

Medium: Mixed Media Sculpture,Yam 600

Size: Life Size

For me, the TT has always been part of my life on the Isle of Man: I have watched it for over 35 years from childhood to adulthood and my memories are of hot summers, the smell of leather, the roar of the bikes, the fantastic atmosphere - the whole ambience - and I wanted to try and capture that "experience" in this piece.

Barry Wood donated his racing leathers and boots: Barry made his Manx Grand Prix debut in 1988 and competed almost every year until 2006 achieving many successes.  Barry also rode in the TT from 1998 to 2007.  A serious accident during practice for the 2007 TT left him with injuries that have ended his racing career. For me, the almost 400 years old Loaghtan Sheep and the 100+ years old TT Races - which are still a current buzz of the Island - are two of the most symbolic images of my Island home.   Previously a standing figure, the addition of the Yamaha 600 in 2011 has enabled me to develop and enhance this piece.

Bloody Nightmare (2010) - SOLD (Courtesy Paul & Elaine Elmore)

 

Title: Bloody Nightmare

Medium: Acrylic Painted Plaster

Size: 18in x 24in 

(FRAMED) 

Face (2010)

Title: Face

Medium: Acrylic Painted Plaster

Size: 13in

The unrecognised, generic face that you see in the street all the time - it's no one and yet everyone!

The Woodpecker who came for Breakfast (2010)  -  SOLD (Courtesy BP Simpson)


Title: The Woodpecker who came for Breakfast

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 16in x 16in

Courtesy of B P Simpson

Loaghtan Shepherd (2010) - Not For Sale

Title: Loaghtan Shepherd

Medium: Mixed Media Sculpture

Size: 7ft 2in

The Loaghtan Sheep is such a beautiful looking animal: proud and strong; unfortunately, it is all we have left of a small primitive breed of mountain sheep which probably covered the hills of the Isle of Man in their thousands until the 18th century when it declined and it was not until the 1950s when it started to increase in numbers again. This piece demonstrates my own ideas of working directly on materials to produce monumental abstract forms based on the shape of the body: I used my own body as both subject and mould for this piece.  However, the pieces was not without its own challenges. 

Firstly, creating an authentic "brown wool" colour to paint over the expanding foam "fur": I managed to find some wool in one of the fields at Cregneash and had the paint "colour-match" mixed - but this did not produce an accurate match.  "Loghtan" or "Loaghtan" is the Manx word for the "moorit" colour of the fleece. It may be derived from the two Manx words "lugh" (mouse) and "dhoan" (brown) or from "lhost dhoan" (burnt brown). Consequently I experimented with Bisto Powder and mud and neither produced the result I was looking for due to smell and dryness problems, respectively.  Eventually, I used some Ronseal Wax lightly brushed over the "fur" and this produced the desired result. 

Secondly, and more difficult, was to make a Shepherd's Crook. I found instructions on the internet which described how to make one using Hazel Tree wood; however, there are very few Hazel Trees on the Island - so I used Ash Tree instead.  I was unable to locate a Ram's Horn for the handle and so I resorted to making my own version.

Stripped of Dignity (2010) - Not For Sale

Title: Stripped of Dignity

Medium: Plaster of Paris, Acrylic Paint, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 47in high

This is very much an "Everyman" piece. The man can be in a time past or future.  He maybe typical of a man who has lost his job, wife, home, friends - a man that has been reduced to begging.

He is hanging his head in shame - as he's lost everything and is feeling the weight and agony of his shame and his loss.

He could have lost everything due to the credit-crunch, drink, drugs, depression - and the rawness of the moment is as if he has even lost the skin off his body.

One of the exhibits in the "Lament & Hope" exhibition at St German's Cathedral, Peel, Isle of Man in Easter 2011.

My Camp Fire (2010) - SOLD

Title: My Camp Fire

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 40in x 30in

Courtesy of Michael Hayler 

 

This is "my camp fire" - the fire that I remember as a child when I went camping, later as a teenager late at night telling ghost stories, and then as an adult camping on Dhoon Glen Beach with my then girlfriend, who is now my wife.  Lots of memories.......

Life's a Comedy and a Tragedy (2010) - SOLD (Courtesy Dario Limited)

Title: Comedy and Tragedy

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 15in x 20in

Courtesy of Dario Limited

Spook (2010) - SOLD (Courtesy of Chris & Gill Hardacre)

Title: Spook

Medium: Mixed media

Size: 16in x 12in

Courtesy of Chris and Gillian Hardacre

Neptune (2010) - SOLD

Title: Neptune

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 27.5in x 20in

Courtesy of James Horrigan & Maria Canavan

I Bare My Heart (2010)

Title: I Bare My Heart

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 18in x 14in

Vincent (2010) - SOLD (Courtesy James & Maria Horrigan)

 Title: Vincent

Medium: Mixed Media

Size 18in x 18in

Courtesy of James Horrigan & Maria Canavan

Chameleon (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Ray & Jill Tarry)

 

Title: Chameleon

Medium: Acrylic

Courtesy of Ray & Gill Tarry

Flaming Tree (2010) - SOLD

Title: Flaming Tree

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 20in x 16in

Courtesy of Rob Storey

Island of Barbed Wire (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy St German's Cathedral, Peel)

Title: Island of Barbed WIre

Medium: Mixed Media, Barbed Wire

Size: 36in x 36in

Courtesy of St German's Cathedral, Peel

Sunflowers (2009)

Title: Sunflowers

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 36in x 26in (ex frame) 

Limited Edition (Two)

 

(FRAMED) 

Beneath My Skin (2009)

Title: Beneath My Skin

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 22in x 49in

(FRAMED)

Spirit of the Sixties (2009)

Title: Spirit of the Sixties

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 40in x 30in

 

I wanted to try and capture the colour, the free love and the mood of the a period in history: the Sixties was a time of experimentation and this is my take on that era!

Mint Swirl (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Ray & Gill Tarry)

Title: Mint Swirl

Medium:  Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 20in x 47in

Courtesy of Ray & Gill Tarry

Title: Mint Swirl
Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel
Size: 20in x 47in
SOLD

Part Fallen Tree (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Ray & Gill Tarry)

Title: Part Fallen Tree

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 40in x 60in

Courtesy of Ray & Gill Tarry

Part Standing Tree (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Ray & Gill Tarry)

Title: Part Standing Tree

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 24in x 30in

Courtesy of Ray & Gill Tarry 

Splash (2009)

Title: Splash

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 22in x 26in 

(FRAMED) 

Alien I (2009) - SOLD  (Courtesy Robin & Ellen Paul)

Title: Alien I

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 10in x 8in

Courtesy of Robin & Ellen Paul

Alien II (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Robin & Ellen Paul)

Title: Alien II

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 11in x 23in

Courtesy of Robin & Ellen Paul

Alien III (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Robin & Ellen Paul)

Title: Alien III

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 10in x 8in

Courtesy of Robin & Ellen Paul

Hieroglyphic (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Jacqui Heyes)

Title: Hieroglyphic

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 31in x 23in

Courtesy of Jacqui Heyes

Hanged Man (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy  Chris & Suzi Holland)

Title: Hanged Man

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 27in x 19in

Courtesy of Chris & Suzy Holland

Flower Power (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy James & Maria Horrigan)

Title:  Flower Power

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 15in x 15in

Courtesy of James Horrigan & Maria Canavan

Burning Passion (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy B P Simpson)

Title: Burning Passion

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 23in x 19in

Courtesy of B P Simpson

Z (2009) - SOLD (Courtesy Mercatoria Limited)

 

Title: Z

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 31in x 23in

Courtesy of Mercatoria Limited

London Blitz (2009)

Title: London Blitz

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 20in x 16in

Green Leaf (2008) - SOLD (Courtesy PaySafe Plc)

Title: Green Leaf

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size: 19in x 47in

Courtesy of Optimal Payments Plc

Passionate Shockwave (2008) - SOLD (Courtesy Mercatoria Limited)

Title: Passionate Shockwave

Medium: Acrylic. Liquitex String Gel

Size: 41in x 41in

Courtesy of Mercatoria Limited

Chocolate Dream (2008) - SOLD (Courtesy Anita Johnson)

Title: Chocolate Dream

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 15in x 19in

NB this is a diptych

Courtesy of Anita Johnson

Leaf Vein (2008) - SOLD (Courtesy James & Maria Horrigan)

Title: Leaf Vein

Medium: Acrylic, Liquitex String Gel

Size:  14in x 18in

Courtesy of James Horrigan & Maria Canavan

Shimmer (2008) - SOLD

Title: Shimmer

Medium: Acrylic

Courtesy of M Sadler

Golden Voyage (2008) - SOLD

Title: Golden Voyage

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 11in x 9in

Courtesy of James Horrigan & Maria Canavan