Anthony Frost St Ives, Cornwall, UK, b. 1951


Anthony Frost was born in St Ives, Cornwall and is the son of artist Sir Terry Frost. From 1970 - 1973 he studied at the Cardiff College of Art gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Since then he has exhibited widely throughout the UK, with regular shows in St Ives and London, and has also lectured at Falmouth School of Art, Canterbury School of Art and various universities throughout the country. He works from a studio near Penzance, and is a prominent member of the artistic community of West Cornwall and beyond.


Anthony Frost is noted for his abstract works consisting of brightly coloured prints and collages. His paintings include repeated motifs (lines, triangles and dots) and a mix of materials (acrylic, hessian, sail cloth, string and any other materials that come to hand). Although there is a degree of planning in each work, there is also an essential random chance element which manifests itself as the creative process progresses - adding a piece of material or making a mark that can change the painting's direction in unforeseen ways.


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.