On Wednesday 4 July we 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 American 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.”
Linda Saunders, Managing Director of The Public said,
“Paine Proffit’s paintings focus around the emotional bonds we form in life. We’re absolutely delighted to be exhibiting his fascinating collection of programme covers for all to enjoy this summer.”
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.