Amateur artist planning colouring book on unique Wolverhampton buildings

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

An amateur artist is planning to launch a children's colouring book featuring iconic buildings from Wolverhampton.

Susan Carter with two of her paintings

Susan Carter, 54, says a variety of buildings will feature in her book including Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Molineux, the Grand Theatre and the Media and Art building of Wolverhampton's university. It is expected to be about A4 size.

Ms Carter, from Wolverhampton, said she has launched the book to showcase the area to a wider audience. She also hopes to "refocus" her mind after losing her husband and having had a knee replacement.

She has already created unique paintings of these buildings using acrylic, which were showcased in an Express & Star article in October.

The process will involve Ms Carter drawing these buildings before they will go to print.

She may need help through donations to pay for the project but is still to work out the costs of the planned book.

Ms Carter specialises in Fine Art and graduated from university with a degree in 2003.

She said: "I'm a local artist who was born in Wolverhampton and I thought it would be nice to feature the area.

"I have been doing art for years. I am 54 now and I graduated from university in 2003.


"I had to have my knee done and I lost my husband a few years ago so it has been really up and down for me.

"I feel I need to do something to refocus my mind."

Her acrylic paintings are bright and feature which show some of Wolverhampton's iconic buildings in bright colours. Three of them feature vibrant colours of yellow, orange, red and blue.

She has also done a painting of Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

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By Jamie Brassington
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