Category Archives: Park’s Café

March exhibitions by DAN members

A popular local restaurant, the Park’s Café (4 Victoria Square), is hosting an exhibition of watercolours by Chris Walker. Chris is an amateur artist who took up painting when she retired. She is very skilled watercolourist, but she uses a range of media including graphite, coloured pencils and pastel. The watercolours at this exhibition show wide range of subjects – animals and plants, birds, landscapes and architectural landmarks. Her exhibition is on until the end of March. 

Rosie Philpott at Park’s Café

Rosie Philpott, a local artist known for her ‘wonky’ paintings, has recently donned the walls of a local café with her artwork. The exhibition will be held at Park’s Café in Droitwich throughout the month of February, where Rosie has both prints and originals on display. Her paintings of local views, such as “Wonky Droitwich”, have proven extremely popular with their local characters and quirky style.

Rosie said: “I enjoy working in watercolour and fine line pen, exaggerating the scenes I see around me. It is rare that I get a chance to show my originals as they are usually already spoken for so it’s exciting that I get to show to a wider public.”

The exhibition is a scheme devised by the Droitwich Arts Network, where members can display their work for free at local venues. A different artist is given a chance to display their work each month.

A new year started with DAN social evening

On Saturday 21 January, DAN members are gathered together at Park’s Café to start the new year in a good spirit. It was a great opportunity to meet DAN members, to check what is new and upcoming. 

Malcolm Wakeman, DAN chairman, gives a welcome speech.

The evening started with a really good food. Paul from Park’s Cafe prepared the 3-course meal with dishes and wine originated in Greece, Mexico, and Germany. In a relaxed atmosphere, chairman Malcolm Wakeman gave a speech on Droitwich Arts Network activities that will take place in 2017. He pointed out the great importance of ArtsFest 2017, the first festival in Droitwich Spa that would exclusively be dedicated to arts (visual arts, crafts, poetry, music, and theatre) and will spread over three weeks.

January exhibitions

In January few DAN members will show their artworks to the public. Droitwich library are displaying two artworks per month and in January you have a chance to see Chris Walker’s subtle watercolour (7 – 21 January) and one of Peter Hawkins’ realistic acrylic paintings (21 January – 4 February).

Chris Walker

The Park’s Café is hosting Karen Barlow’s exhibition for the whole month. Karen likes to experiment with different mediums, combining acrylic painting with found objects, textiles, beads, seeds, tissue papers and similar materials to create vibrant textures in her paintings.