Beth McColl Moyse: Seahorses and Other Quadrupeds
Oriel Joanna Field, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Mon 4-Fri 29 Nov
After her exhibition Painting Pembrokeshire last year, acrylic landscape painter Beth McColl Moyse returns to the Torch Theatre’s gallery with her new exhibition Seahorses And Other Quadrupeds, focusing on the wildlife along the Pembrokeshire seaside.
Moyse has been involved with art throughout her life, but since moving to Pembrokeshire after working in London for several years, acrylic is now her medium of artistic expression. The Irish painter finds the county’s surrounding scenery and atmosphere a relentless source of inspiration for her work. The peace and serenity of Pembrokeshire is conveyed through the gentle acrylic brushstrokes, in addition to the bright hues, her paintings offer viewers an almost picturesque depiction of the West Wales town. Moyse draws from real life, using photographs from her camera as a reference point; this process gives a sense of authenticity to her work.
In a world so chaotic and self-destructive, Beth’s artwork reminds us of a gentler outlook on life. Her new exhibition offers a form of escapism for viewers burdened by the stresses of everyday life and news. Her artwork is proof that tranquility still exists, if we choose to seek it.
words THEO HUNG
Admission: free. Info: 01646 695267 / www.torchtheatre.co.uk