The Black Country Collection

The first painting the Artist made of Bilston steel works has long been lost. The Artist made this looking from Parkfields school when he was twelve. The fascination he has had with the Black Country area is reflected in a number of drawings he consistently made over the next decade. these drawings are the only contemporary record an Artist has made of the landscape and objects found in the Bilson, Dudley and Wolverhampton area. The drawings are crude and portray the earthiness of the Black Counrty from an Artist who was born and who lived in the Bilston area.

Dudley Flats III by Dave Gunning

Tipton by Dave Gunning

Creator of the Gunning Etching press