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Wildlife art exhibition in Cannock

By Liam Keen | Cannock | Attractions | Published:

Mesmerising wildlife paintings have been put on show in an exhibition in Cannock.

Oil painting depicting wildlife from Blue Tit birds to big cats are on display at Cannock Library.

The Manor Avenue venue is hosting the exhibition from Norton Canes artist David Spencer until the end of May.

He regularly displays his work across the West Midlands and Staffordshire but has also exhibited several times at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) in Merseyside, and The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI), of which he is a member, at Twigworth in Gloucestershire.

The 71-year-old said: "It's a retirement part-time thing really, I've done it since I gave up work in 2004 and just started painting.

"I've always been interested in wildlife and liked art so it was a good combination.

"Some people like wildlife and some don't, it wont appeal to everyone but that's how it is.

"It can take days or even weeks to put a piece together, and sometimes I'll leave a piece half-finished, do something else, and then come back to it.

"There's no point in doing it if no one sees them, it's not just for me, it's for people to see.

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"The feedback is usually quite good and it's nice to know that if someone buys a piece, it's because they liked it, so I made something that someone liked.

"I've had exhibitions before and it's always good, I want to keep people interested and keep plugging away."

More information on David's work can be found by visiting http://www.davidspencerart.org.uk/about.html.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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