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Karl Garrett - Garretts Gallery Art Studio


Karl’s preferred medium is to work with heavy textured gels and acrylics. Karl loves texture and movement and every piece of his work is unique with a different feeling or mood that comes from his inner most thoughts and often generated by ideas which explode into his imagination! Reading and writing is not his forte, so he finds creating what he likes to call “sculptured paintings” a great way to express himself. 


Karl admits that his dyslexia is a major frustration and multi-tasking is difficult; however, he has pushed himself to overcome these negative feelings.  The challenge of having to resolve problems as he encounters them has developed his confidence and self-belief in his artistic ability.  Most of all, however, he hopes that what he has achieved, notwithstanding his disability, will give confidence to others who are similarly challenged.


Recently, the acquisition of a pyrography pen has provided an opportunity for Karl to produce individually designed benches, made from Manx timber harvested from a sustainable supply from within the Island's plantations. To ensure the longevity of the product, the wood has been pressure-treated with water-based preservative and stained with three coats of natural-coloured Danish Oil. Each bench has a bespoke design which has been pyro graphically burned onto the bench. Legs are made of steel by fellow Artisan, Laxey Blacksmith – Allan King.