DAN network exhibitions

St. Richard’s Festival exhibition application form

St. Richard’s Festival exhibition will be held in St. Andrew’s church during the festival, from 30th April until 2nd May. On the bottom of the page you can find a link to application form that has to be returned by Saturday, 23rd April by email  thecanalsidestudios@gmail.com, or hand in at Park’s Café, Victoria Square or at The MeetBox, St Andrews Square.

Pastel painting by Cindy Williams in the Library

Cindy’s painting “The Girl From Mexico” is on show 19 March through 2 April in the Droitwich Public Library on the DAN table. This beautiful pastels painting on heavyweight paper is 12″ x 8″ in size and it is Cindy’s latest picture. Below you can see the few stages in the process of making this painting.

Cindy Williams is American and moved to the UK in 2003.  She has wanted to be an artist since she was a young girl, and in 2009 she found out she could actually paint. In 2011 she started painting Jazz era and art deco era paintings.  Her favourite paintings to create are black and white paintings of the SILENT FILM DIVAS of the 1920’s and 30’s.  

“Waiting” – Ruth Bourne’s photograph in Droitwich Library

Ruth Bourne has her photograph on canvas on view in the DAN regular slot at Droitwich Spa library 5th-19th March. The canvas on display, titled “Waiting” is one of a small series taken at Hanbury Hall last autumn when the colours were quite amazing. The empty table and chairs seemed slightly desolate and contrasted with the cheerful colours of the leaves and the sun, which hinted at future promise…

Tina Watkins in The Old Library

Tina Watkins is a self-taught artist who restarted painting in 2003 at the Jane Powell Gallery in Kenilworth. She has won the Kenilworth Festival 2010 Arts Show prize and the Andrew Davies ‘best in show’ award for one of her portraits of Sir Tom Jones. She has seen work selected for numerous exhibitions in the Warwickshire area, including the prestigious Coventry Arts Consortium at the Herbert Art Gallery.