About Anthony Surratt, Artist

As a corporate communications executive in the cable TV and telecom industries for more than 25 years, I discovered painting as a welcome creative balance to the strictures of the day job. I have now happily promoted art from a weekend hobby to a principal focus—working primarily with acrylics and mixed media and subject matter ranging from realistic depictions of landscapes and puppies, to fantastical scenes in the realms of abstraction and folk art. I love adding multiple layers of texture, mixed media and color, yet it is usually via methods of subtraction—sanding, scraping, wiping, gouging—that my paintings’ ultimate stories and meanings emerge. I am founder and principal of Surratt Creative LLC, which encompasses my fine-art work and corporate communications consulting.