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Local artist commissioned for mural


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Ben Darling was commissioned to create the nine by seven foot landscape mural for the Wildcat Hills Nature Center in August.

Local artist Ben Darling was recently commissioned to paint a mural for the Wildcat Hills Nature Center's addition outside of Scottsbluff.

Darling is a professional artist that has had a passion for art all his life. For Darling, art is not just a past time, he also teaches art classes for grades 6-12 at Sidney Public Schools.

Darling said he was originally commissioned to paint a three by five foot mural, however after seeing the space Darling suggested a larger piece.

The nine by seven foot painting is an oil landscape that pays tribute to the areas flora and fauna with expansive rolling...

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