West Bromwich Albion paintings displayed at arts centre

From 4 July to 9 September The Public in West Bromwich will be displaying a collection of paintings by Paine Proffitt, artist in residence at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

Proffitt painted the match day programme covers for the Premier League team’s entire 2011/12 season, helping the Black Country club win numerous awards for programme design.

Throughout his paintings the Midlands born artist draws on the theme of identity, home, history, love, culture, and the joys and hardships of life.  The theme of the programmes, artwork and exhibition has been “The Book Of Albion”, showing the connections of following West Bromwich Albion as a religion, and also looking at the close bonds families form with the club over generations.  Much of his work incorporates a variety of contemporary styles to illustrate the beauty and art of life, and emotional connections with have with it.

Paine Proffitt said, “It’s been an honour and a pleasure working with West Bromwich Albion’s programme team and I’m really excited about seeing so many pieces of the original artwork in one place at the same time. It’s been a thrill working on this series and it’s meant a lot to me both artistically and personally.

Paine Proffitt’s West Bromwich Albion Paintings will be on display at The Public from 4 July until 9 September and is free to visit.

For more information about exhibitions at The Public visit www.thepublic.com or call 0121 533 7161.