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Artist showcases iconic Wolverhampton buildings

By James Vukmirovic | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

An artist has demonstrated her love for her home city with a series of unique paintings.

Susan Carter has created a vivid showcase of some of the iconic buildings of Wolverhampton, using acrylic paints to paint her own interpretation of the buildings.

These include paintings of the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, three different small paintings of Molineux, the Grand Theatre, the Media and Art building of the university and the former Wanderers Pub.

The 64-year-old has been working on these paintings since completing a Fine Art degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 2003 and has had work exhibited at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Lighthouse Cinema.

Susan said the paintings were her way of promoting a more positive view of Wolverhampton.

Susan has also done a painting of Wolves Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo
One of Susan's paintings of Molineux stadium
The Wanderers pub, which next to Molineux and was a popular pre-match venue

She said: "I’m just trying to portray a more positive idea of living in Wolverhampton where you can look at the impressive buildings and architectural features.

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"That’s why I chose to paint them with the colours I’m using as I’m trying to create a more positive view of the area.

"These are iconic buildings and they’ve got to stand out as it’s like a promotion of the city and the buildings.

"You’ve heard of London and Birmingham, but come and see what Wolverhampton’s like."

Susan is now looking at the possibility of exhibiting her work and has a message for anyone thinking of having a go at art.

She said: "I would say just have a go and let your imagination run wild.

"Every picture tells a story and I think that by drawing or painting something, you can put yourself there and you’re never too old to do it."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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