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Civic seal of approval for Wolverhampton artists

Ed Isaacs got the civic seal of approval when Wolverhampton's Mayor bought one of his distinctive city landscapes at the start of an impressive new exhibition.

Into The Mystic by Mark Whitehouse, Selectors Choice and Gallery Staff Choice winner
Into The Mystic by Mark Whitehouse

 Car In A Wood by David Poxon, Curators Choice winner
Car In A Wood by David Poxon

Queen Square by Ed Isaacs
Queen Square by Ed Isaacs

High Sheriff of the West Midlands Jonnie Turpie with artist David Poxon and Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Ian BrookfieldART 4
Jonnie Turpie, David Poxon and Councillor Ian Brookfield

The ink and watercolour sketch of Queen Square by the Tettenhall based artist is among a series of stunning images in the latest Wolverhampton Society of Artists exhibition, on show now at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Lichfield Street.

And at the exhibition's official launch recently, Mayor Councillor Ian Brookfield was so impressed with Ed's painting he bought it.

As well as snapping up an artwork the Mayor presented certificates to artist David Poxon for his piece, Car In A Wood, and the prize for Selectors' Choice and Gallery Staff Choice, presented to Mark Whitehouse for Into the Mystic.

The exhibition, which was officially opened by Jonnie Turpie, High Sherriff of the West Midlands, runs until Saturday 27 February, 2015, at the Lichfield Street gallery.

The Mayor said: "We have some incredibly talented artists in Wolverhampton and this exhibition shows just how great they really are. I especially loved the piece by Ed Isaacs but I won't be able to put it up on my own wall until next year because it's still hanging in the gallery until the exhibition ends in February."

On selected Saturdays throughout the exhibition, artists will demonstrate the diverse range of styles and subject matter from sketching and oil painting to portraiture and landscapes. On 14 November, Peter Burt demonstrates oil painting and Margaret Jarvis demonstrates textiles, while on 12 December, the focus is on ink and wash and oil pastel with Chris Manley.

Ron Satterthwaite demonstrates portrait painting on 9 January, Robert Ormerod will be painting acrylics on 23 January and Ed Isaacs will be urban sketching inside the gallery on 6 February. The programme concludes on 20 February with Sarah Stokes demonstrating watercolour wildlife painting. Each demonstration takes place from 10am-2pm.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 28 November, Keith Oram will give an overview of the exhibition from 1pm to 2pm.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more details, please call 01902 552055 or visit Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage.

For more details about the Wolverhampton Society of Artists, please visit Wolverhampton Society of Artists.

  • released: Wednesday 11 November, 2015