City landmarks given a unique showcase by Wolverhampton artist

By James Vukmirovic | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

A country home, a cinema and a hospital are the latest expressions of love for an artists home city.

Sue Carter has created new drawings of icons landmarks in Wolverhampton. In Picture Top to Bottom: Royal Hospital, Wightwick Manor and Gardens and Lighthouse Cinema

Sue Carter has worked to create colourful paintings of the iconic landmarks of Wolverhampton, with the Grand Theatre and Molineux stadium two of her works.

The 64-year-old from Wednesfield has unveiled her new works, which capture the distinct features of Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Lighthouse Cinema and the Wolverhampton Royal Hospital.

Sue, who creates her work with acrylic paints, said the paintings were part of her on-going project to capture all the buildings in the city.

She said: "I'm a Wolverhampton-born artist and I want to do paintings of interesting buildings in the city and capture all their features.

"The Lighthouse is significant to me because I've been exhibited in there before, and my father was treated at the Royal years ago, plus I love the character of Wightwick Manor.

"I like to show the buildings and show the different characters they all have."

Sue, who has been working on these paintings since completing a Fine Art degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 2003, said she wanted to put a more positive focus on the city.

She also said she had been producing more artwork than ever before during the coronavirus pandemic.


She said: "It's been a tough time, but it's encouraged me to get up and do something during this time.

"You do find yourself getting more creative and, as a result, I've been doing more work, mostly with pictures to work off of.

"I do a lot of doodles and sketches and I've build templates to work off as well, so it all goes forward from there.

Sue spoke about her next projects, with the Newhampton Arts Centre one of a few potential buildings, as well as West Park hospital.


She also said she hoped she could inspire more people to get creative during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: "It would be nice to know I could inspire somebody to take up art and find their own talent.

"I've always said you don't know until you try, so give it a go and see what happens."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
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