Phil Parker

Bangor Mail - - Your Guide -

THIS week we talk to artist Phil Parker, whose work wil be on dis­play at Theatr Cl­wyd, Mold.

Q

Tell us about your fam­ily

A

I am from a large fam­ily in En­field in North Lon­don. My fa­ther was born in 1898 and served through­out both world wars and was later a Labour ac­tivist. My mother was born in In­dia at the Vicere­gal Lodge in Shimla and be­came nanny to the Dame of Sark. One brother is a time-served mariner no­tably for 13 years on the Royal Yacht, the Queen El­iz­a­beth 11 in the Falk­lands and as an arms his­to­rian and re­storer on the HMS Warrior. Two other broth­ers were also in the forces, one serv­ing in Malaya. My sis­ter has raised her own mariner, a daugh­ter who is sur­geon com­man­der on HMS Iron Duke.

Q

What are you best known for?

A

Mu­ral­ist, pro­fes­sional por­trait painter, win­ner

How old are you? 68

Where are you from? Clawddnewy­dd, Ruthin. Tell us a little known fact about your­self: I am a Mar­mite ad­dict.

of the Brid­port Po­etry Prize in 1990. Art­work based on tex­ture colour, some ab­stract qual­i­ties but mainly fig­u­ra­tive, sold widely through­out the UK for 45 years. Pen and ink draw­ings.

Q

Tell us about your ex­hi­bi­tion

A

The ex­hi­bi­tion is en­ti­tled .the burn­ing church. based on a book of the same name, writ­ten through­out in lower case and de­scrib­ing char­ac­ters and events that have co­in­cided and in­ci­den­tally col­lided to cre­ate the fate of the au­thor. All the 25-30 paint­ings of the ex­hi­bi­tion are rep­re­sented in the book which has 100 im­ages in all. The paint­ings can be seen at Theatr

Cl­wyd, Mold. It runs from De­cem­ber 2, 2019 to Jan­uary 4, 2020.

Q

What can peo­ple ex­pect?

A

A col­lec­tion of oil paint­ings in strong colour and with pow­er­ful graphic qual­i­ties touch­ing on lit­er­ary and his­toric char­ac­ters, per­sonal mythol­ogy and ances­try. Fact and fic­tion. Im­agery in text and tex­ture. Some­thing to look into and think about.

Q

Tell us five things which make your ex­hi­bi­tion great?

A

All the pic­tures on show can be taken away from the gallery in the book, for just

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