DAN network exhibitions

“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.

Sam Hutchcocks in Park’s Café

Sam Hutchcocks_2Originally from West Bromwich Sam Hutchcocks now lives in Droitwich Spa with her family. Sam attended Bournville College of Art following formal school years and gained ONC and HND in Technical Illustration there. This was followed by an early years teaching degree (B.Ed Hon) at Wolverhampton University.

Experimentation with mediums and subject matters continue to be an on going passion and Sam hopes that this comes across in her work. This exhibition has been an exciting extension of her art for art sake phase. Art for art sake literally meaning no deadlines no brief just playing with her favourite acrylic medium and seeing what happens.

Sam also collaborates with other artists to create bespoke art pieces, workshops and large wall murals. The most long standing collaboration being with Julie Haller as part of Moonlit Murals.

Many of the murals can be found on our website however you can view one or two of them locally. Chawson first school, Westacre middle school and Droitwich Spa medical practise have large permanent examples of our work.

Sam Hutchcocks opened her exhibition in Park’s Café on 1st March and her artworks can be seen until 4th April.

Bob Addy’s artwork in The Button Tree

A self taught local artist Bob Addy exhibiting during March in The Button Tree café. He made a selection of 9 of his acrylic paintings on canvas and pencil drawings, mostly portraits and landscapes, to put on show this time. ‘Wychbold Walk’, ‘Street musician’, ‘Malcolm’ (both acrylic painting and pencil drawing study), ‘Pondering’ and ‘Rutland water’ are just few of the titles.