At The Water’s Edge, a new exhibition by Brecon-based writer/director and artist Phil Clark will be showcased at the Oriel Joanna Field Gallery within the Torch Theatre throughout March.
The exhibition will comprise a series of Clark’s monoprints, etchings, drypoints and screen prints inspired by the Welsh coastal landscape, something that Clark is incredibly passionate about:
At The Water’s Edge is a response to the incredibly beautiful landscape of Wales. A landscape that changes in every moment and around every corner and challenges me every moment of my life disturbing my soul with excitement” said Clark.
Born in Powys, Wales, Phil trained for the Theatre and became an Actor, Director, Playwright and Designer. For fifteen years he was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. Phil has always worked as a Visual Artist alongside his Theatre work. He primarily works in the medium of gouache but also enjoys watercolours and acrylics. Recently he has been developing his work through printing techniques including drypoint, etching, monoprinting and lithographie.
At The Water’s Edge has given Clark an opportunity to discover new techniques, new places and ultimately a new creative energy within his art, especially painting the costal landscape.
“I don’t know what it is that draws me to water. Perhaps it is to do with living in land-locked Brecon in Mid Wales….which I love! I don’t know what it is that draws me to the edge. I think it’s the danger of the unknown…. the drama…. the excitement and the endless possibilities of invention!” add Clark.
At The Water’s Edge will be exhibited from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 30 March at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, and can be viewed at all times when the theatre and adjoining café is open. Admission to the Oriel Joanna Field Gallery is free. Café Torch and the Joanna Field Gallery are on the lower ground floor of the Torch Theatre and both fully accessible.
Artwork by Phil Clark.