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Plans are well under way to welcome you to the Torch Theatre for a brand-new programme of FREE events from January to March 2024. These events which are starting to fill up quickly are called ‘A Warm Space at the Torch’, they include chair yoga, art, drama fun and a book club aimed for those over 50.

Chris Prosser, a Welsh Seascape artist, will be hosting six art sessions as part of ‘A Warm Space at the Torch’ event. Read more about Chris and his passions…

Chris Prosser draws his creative inspiration from the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline that surrounds him. Originally from Tredegar south Wales, Chris studied a degree in Graphic Design at Brighton University before working for The Partners consultancy in London. Missing his beloved Welsh roots, he returned to Wales and Pembrokeshire and pursued a successful career in Art education for over 30 years, always finding time to pursue his own artwork and practising what he preached.

Chris has extensively painted the rugged west Wales coast and indulges his passion for stormy skies, lit horizons, the ebb, and flow of the tide with much of his painting inspiration evolving around his personal and emotional attachment with a place.

“After deciding on the location and palette, acrylic paints are first diluted, and transparent layers are glided on the canvas forming a thin layer of ground. The ebb and flow of repeated brush strokes gently add and remove the paint, allowing depth to come in the form of light and space,” explained Chris.

Working initially from photographic references Chris eventually relies on his imagination and feelings to take over as the final image emerges. Foreboding shadows and elements of light reflecting hope are prevalent in much of his work.

Chris added: “I’m delighted to be involved in the A Warm Space initiative and I welcome the involvement of anyone who feels they would like to expand their perception of art and enjoy pursuing using a variety of materials in a warm friendly non-judgemental atmosphere.” 

Investigating line, shape, colour, and form with local artist Chris Prosser

Tue 23 Jan, Tue 6 & 20 Feb, Tue 5, 19 & 26 Mar

Sessions will encourage creativity and motor skills through painting, printing, and clay sculpting.


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