BLACK Country artist Ken Wood is staging an exhibition of his evocative local scenes at the Cornbow Hall, Halesowen.
Ken, from Kingswinford, was born at Ironbridge in 1945 but his family moved to Dudley in 1950. He worked for a number of Black Country engineering firms before taking early retirement to concentrate on his painting, which has always been a passion for him.
Citing the influence of J.M.W. Turner on his art, Ken works in oils to capture the essence of the old Black Country in his works. And his paintings have proved popular, with buyers as far afield as the USA.
Several of Ken's local scenes will be on display in the run up to Black Country Day, and all of them are for sale.
Ken also sells high quality prints of his works, which are produced for him by Portraits by Hart of Lye.
Ken's exhibition begins on Saturday, June 28, and runs until July 26. Opening times of the exhibition are Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8am to 4pm, and Saturdays, 9am to 11.30am.
If you are interested in purchasing any of Ken's pictures he can be contacted on 01384 271268, 07794 401275 or 07870 409292 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view several of his paintings at www.facebook.com/ken.wood.landscape.artist