Temple Clark studied Fine Art Painting at the Glasgow School of Art and is now regarded as one of the leading storyboard and concept artists. He has worked on over 100 feature films and television productions, collaborating closely with production designers and directors such as Sam Mendes, Ralph Fiennes and Alfonso Cuaron, as well as giving lectures and workshops on the subject.
In 2013, contemporary ballet choreographer Kerry Nicholls invited Clark to draw at one of her workshops at London’s Sadler’s Wells theatre. He was so struck by the visceral energy of the experience, that after a second session, painting live, at the English National Ballet, Clark has been working with dancers on a series of paintings based on this theme since then.
Soon afterwards, Clark was asked to design the stage set for the Zulu ballet Inala (2015), featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, dancers from Ballet Rambert and the Royal National Ballet. He produced numerous studies of the dancers, singers and musicians during rehearsal as well as completing two commissioned paintings based on the performance. This production premiered at Moscow’s Chekhov Festival (2015), before performing at the Edinburgh International Festival and Sadler’s Wells on its UK tour. Clark then produced the stage set and costume designs for Sisters Grimm’s follow-up production, Voices of the Amazon (2017), which premiered at Sadler’s Wells (2017) and is currently on its world tour.
Clark works from his Brixton based studio and has exhibited twice in the Coldharbour London Studios group show (2014-15).