Anthony Frost, born in 1951 in Cornwall, studied at the Cardiff College of Art (1970-73). From 1975 to date he has exhibited widely throughout the UK, with regular shows in St Ives and London. His most recent shows include Beaux Arts, in Cork Street (2011 & 13), Tate St Ives ('Art Now' in 2008) 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.
He wants his work to be completely abstract Anthony Frost says “anything that seems recognisable, I just paint out".