Shot in Wales, the documentary follows the artist Philip Sutton. In the film Philip is given the chance to express his opinion about art and life. The film is unusual in its intimacy and sensitivity. We see him at home, in his studio and in the Welsh countryside. He talks of the ́simplicity ́ of the artist ́s craft, the strength that he draws from nature and the power of observation. Phillip ́s eloquence gives the audience a sense of how he perceives the world, and the origin of his vibrant yet subtle paintings and drawings.
Born in 1928, and growing up in humble surroundings in London’s East End, Sutton left school at fourteen and briefly worked in a drawing office before completing his national service during the Berlin Airlift.
Attending the Slade School of Arts his contemporaries were Craigie Aitcheson, Michael Andrews and Euan Uglow. The unique and irrepressible colour and vibrance of his style swiftly attracted an attention that persists to this day.
A Royal Academician, Phillip has exhibited work in many parts of the globe, holding more than forty one-man exhibition.