Couple’s Art on Show at Last


The latest exhibition in the Oriel Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch Theatre features the work of local artists,
Ian and Christine Jacob. Originally scheduled to be shown in 2020 to celebrate the couple’s joint 70th
birthdays, the exhibition was delayed due to covid.

Ian, who hails from Llangwm, and Christine met at Goldsmiths College in London. Christine
studied fashion design and went on to design children’s clothes for M&S. After leaving college Ian taught
and exhibited for a short period before changing direction. For over 30 years he enjoyed a successful
marketing career based in London and New York. In 2010, Ian and Christine sold their Thames Valley home
and moved to Black Tar, Pembrokeshire, to become “artists”.

All artworks in the exhibition are based/influenced by what you can see of the Cleddau Estuary from their
Black Tar home – specifically the stretch of water between Benton Wood and Picton Point.

The exhibition features a broad variety of the couple’s work, styles and media – the visual of a curlew
(above) was drawn by Christine on her iPad. The landscape (below), which is part of a triptych, was painted by
Ian during lockdown.

The Torch says: “Two years later than planned we are pleased to exhibit Ian and Christine’s work. As Ian says: ‘Better late
than never!’ ”

The Art Works exhibition by Ian and Christine Jacob runs until 31 August at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, and can be viewed at all times when the theatre is open. Admission to the Oriel Joanna Field Gallery is free.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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