The exhibition in the Library

The exhibition in Droitwich Library is the final event of the ArtsFest 2017. 24 artists showed their works in various media. More »

The Best in Show at Hanbury Hall

A beautiful painting ‘Royal Scot 66113 Cameronian’ by Kenneth Robinson was voted by visitors as the best artwork. More »

DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

Each year DAN members hold an annual exhibition in the prestigious venue, Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. More »

Handel Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel Water Music with a concert and historical reenactment. More »

DAN members artwork selection

DAN members are very diverse in their artistic expressions - there are the excellent watercolourists, oil painters, photographers... More »

Droitwich ArtsFest 30th June - 28th July 2018

Droitwich Arts Festival. Four weeks of mostly free events. Music, art, crafts, dance, exhibitions, drama, and poetry. More »

 

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.  

DAN called in to help recognise local sports people

Droitwich Arts Network called in to help recognise local sports people. Simon Berry from the 4 Shires Festivals was delighted to invite DAN member to participate with the commissions to produce portraits of famous Droitwich Spa sports personalities as part of the Pavilion renovation programme.

DAN member, local artist Bob Addy took on the challenge and his first completed commission is of young boxer Siân O’Toole, who recently made it into the England Talent Programme squad. Her portrait was formally presented by Cllr Pam Davey on Saturday 5th March at the Pavilions Bar, where the picture was also hung – a boxing queen between two kings! Siân was delighted with her portrait.

“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.