27 February - 1 May
‘Burning Belief’ featured over 50 paintings, drawings and etchings by the renowned artist Anthony Clark. He has been holding both one-man shows and mixed exhibitions for the last forty years and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections including those of President Carter, Cardinal Hume and L.S. Lowry.
Anthony Clark works primarily in watercolour, integrating gouache and acrylic to achieve brilliant effects. The exhibition focused on work inspired by cathedrals in France and Italy. Every year he spends time in St Remy, in the ‘footsteps of Van Gogh’.
In his travels he has produced work inspired by Spain, Malta, Crete, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
Clark focuses on atmosphere, capturing ‘belief’ whilst juxtaposing this with a strong sense of space to create astonishing paintings. He says ‘the free washes of colour and the tighter forms of the drawing produce tension that creates denser, more icon-like imagery’.