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Artistic family’s work helps support Wolverhampton's Light House

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

It’s a family affair – three generations of artists were selected to showcase their work at a major exhibition in the Black Country to help out an under threat cinema.

Glyn Morris with her daughter Emma Wood and and grandson Luca Keeble whose art was on display at the Light House

Glyn Morris, aged 66, her daughter Emma Wood, 41, and grandson Luca, 10, had their paintings up in the Light House Gallery in the Chubb buildings on Fryer Street, Wolverhampton.

The exhibition, titled ‘Transformation’ was up in the historic building through October and celebrated the work of 50 artists from across the region, reflecting on change and growth in all its forms.

It aimed to inspire appreciation for the transformation happening in people’s every day lives and communities.

Emma said: “As I grew up in Wolverhampton, The Light House was a regular venue where I could meet with friends, it was really sad to hear that it is currently threatened with closure so we decided to support the #SaveLightHouse appeal and 25 per cent of all of our artworks will be donated to save the appeal.

“At school I had a keen interest in art but then following school I choose a different career path as a director of a travel company and stopped painting.

“Since starting a family and having children the motivation to start painting and being creative again derived from a desire to inspire my children to be creative.

“It is lovely to be able to share our thoughts on art work as a family and when we are on holiday we visit art galleries together.

“We often attend workshops together as a family.

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Glyn said: “As I child I received many prizes for my art.

“I always believed that you can create anything once you have captured it in your mind.”

Luca said: “I love visiting France and most of my art work is inspired by our family holidays in Charente Maritime.”

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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