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Expert's advice on wildlife artwork
Learn watercolour wildlife painting from an expert at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Artist Sarah Stokes will be passing on hints and tips between 10am and 2pm at a painting workshop at the Lichfield Street gallery.

Sarah Stokes, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Artist: Sarah Stokes will share her painting knowledge at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Tettenhall-based Sarah, who recently secured a contract with a major giftware distributor, specialises in painting watercolours of animals including Highland cattle, birds, foxes and pheasants.

The self-taught artist will soon see her work printed on a range of items, from mugs to cushions, after signing a contract with Enesco, a distributor of Disney and Lilliput products.

Sarah Stokes, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Talented: Sarah Stokes at her studio

Some of Sarah's work will be on show in the Wolverhampton Society of Artists' exhibition at the city's art gallery until February 27.

Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for economy, says: "The Wolverhampton Society of Artists show has been a wonderful opportunity to showcase our home-grown talent. Many of the members have held workshops in the gallery to promote their work and Sarah's will be the final one before the exhibition ends. We are always pleased to host the exhibition because it is such a great showcase of all the artistic talent we have in the city."

Sarah Stokes, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Wildlife: Kingfisher by Sarah Stokes

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Among its exhibits is one of the best Pop Art collections outside London and there are also artworks by Gainsborough and Blake.

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Why? Learn to paint wildlife like an expert
When: February 20, 2016
Phone: 01902 552055
Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Cost: Free
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