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Pembrokeshire Artists Get Together To Showcase Their Work At The Torch

Artists showcasing their work at the Torch Theatre’s Joanna Field Gallery this July will exhibit artwork created from the 2023/24 Life Drawing and Oil Painting classes organised by Learning Pembrokeshire. These classes were held at two different locations in Pembrokeshire with Life Drawings at Dinas and the Introduction to Oil Painting held at Haverfordwest.

When the group of artists, now great friends, were invited to exhibit their works, they couldn’t possibly turn down such an opportunity, and this July people visiting the Joanna Field Gallery will be in for an artistic treat.

“The oil paintings are either still-life, portrait or landscape following the three terms of study. We are all amateur artists, and we all live in Pembrokeshire,” said Paul King one of the exhibitors.

The group of artists all have different levels of experience and different motivations and aspirations. For many, this will be their first time exhibiting their work at the Torch and they are all very enthusiastic.

Paul added: “The general feeling is one of great excitement but we're also nervous and keen to put on a good show. The Joanna Field Gallery is a well-attended and high-quality gallery space which we wouldn't usually have the opportunity to exhibit in, so we are delighted that we are taking part.”

He concluded: “As a group, we’d like to thank the Torch Theatre and Learning Pembrokeshire as well as Mark Deane, our tutor, and each other for group support.”

Mark Deane, tutor of the artists at Learning Pembrokeshire says that the ability to come together as a cohesive and supportive group has been truly remarkable.

“I am immensely proud to extend my heartfelt accolades to this exceptional group of learners who have participated in our life drawing and oil painting courses. Over the past year, each has brought their unique background and authentic motivation to our shared artistic journey, enriching our classes with diverse perspectives and experiences.

“The camaraderie and encouragement they have shown one another has created a nurturing environment where creativity and learning can flourish. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to guide them through the curriculum, and their enthusiasm and dedication has been a constant source of inspiration for me.

“This experience has resulted in astounding achievements, the success is a testament to the group’s hard work, collaboration, and mutual support. I literally could not have done it without them. Thank you for making this journey so rewarding and memorable.”

Artists taking part in the exhibition include Paul, King, Victoria Elliott, James Miall, Sheila Davies, Graham Howard, Kila Millidine, Terry Smith, Maggie Norwell, Anna Hatton, Tina Trowell, Aline Whitaker, Andy St. Pierre, Melissa Pettitt and Philipa Kohly.

The July Exhibition at the Joanna Field Gallery, Torch Theatre opens on Tuesday 2 July until the end of the month during Box office opening times. For further information, contact the Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit


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