Philip Claude William Clark, 38, died suddenly on April 26, 2017 at his home in Exeter, NH.
He was born June 29, 1978 in Exeter, NH, son of Peter Elmer Gordon Clark and the late Jacqueline Claude (Bonneau) Bonneau-Clark.
Philip grew up in Exeter, NH and he was a graduate of Exeter High School, Class of 1997.
He graduated from the Montserrat College of Art , Beverly, MA, Class of 2002. Philip's passion was in artwork and he specialized in pastels and contemporary nature scenes. He previously enjoyed oil painting. His first art show was recently held at the Nottingham Town Library which Philip was very proud of. He was also formerly of Rochester, NH.
He is survived by his father, Peter Clark of Exeter, NH, 2 uncles, David Clark of Freedom, NH, William Clark Jr. of Standish, ME, and 1 aunt, Ellen Peck of North Hampton, NH.
There are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03766 or the Epilepsy Foundation,
8301 Professional Place East, Suite 200
Landover, MD 20785-2353
For more information or to sign an online guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com
WORDS OF PHIL CLARK:
Art is truthful to life both inward and outward. I create works of outward representation for the viewer to perceive on a common level yet hold true to themselves with an inward significance. I aim to create pieces that one can enjoy and do so however they choose.
The mediums and tools I use in creating art allow me to play with thoughts and ideas that I have while at the same time not really realizing I had until using these mediums and tools. I employ a number of visual influences, even references, and put these together to make up my own landscape. I bounce these influences off the surface of which I am working and in return receive thoughts and ideas I wouldn't normally have without them. Consequently, the resulting image acts as a nice representation of a place that not really is.
While using these influences and references, the mediums and tools I work with allow me to create pieces in numerous manners be them of a realistic style to that of a scribble-like form. Either way they represent a common image for all to enjoy and understand just in various ways. Ways in which one may react in awe at the realism to that of perhaps more of a giggle since an image was conveyed in the manner in which a child's hand may create it and even with the mediums and tools a kid may use (i.e. crayons)
But all reasoning aside, I also make art because it's something I love to do!