Exhibition opens at Cannock museum

By Thomas Parkes | Cannock | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

A new art exhibition has launched at a museum in Cannock.

The Painting for Pleasure exhibition, featuring artwork from Stafford-based John and Eleanor Cathcart, opened at The Museum of Cannock Chase yesterday.

The museum, in Hednesford, features watercolours, oils and acrylics.

The pieces features a display of the artists' shared love of travel, at home and abroad over the past 25 years, which has resulted in a varied collection.

Nicola Bannister, visitor services officer at the museum, said: "The Cathcarts have exhibited here at the museum several times over a number of years – over the past 20 years – and the exhibitions are always of a high standard.

"They've got beautiful pictures and it's always great when they come to exhibit.

"Hopefully the exhibition will bring in some new visitors and people who have been before.

"They're well known in the local area.

"They are fantastic pieces of work.


"I'm the manual labourer so I put the exhibitions on in the temporary exhibitions place, so I see a wide variety of artwork throughout the year and exhibitions.

"These ones are very lovely watercolours, oil and acrylic work.

"The detail is amazing.

"How they capture the light in the pictures, the reflection in the water – I don't know how they do it.

"They are very experienced artists."

The art exhibition runs until April 28 and opens between 11am to 4pm.

Thomas Parkes

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