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John Bodley’s painting in Droitwich library

Droitwich Arts Network member and former treasurer, John Bodley, has his acrylic painting on display in the library during the first two weeks of June. He started his formal art education at Dudley School of Art and Craft  58 years ago, but changed his career path and became an electrical engineer. 

John’s passion for the art continued through his life and even intensified since he retired. Now he enjoys working in various techniques – watercolour, drawings, oil and acrylics. The displayed picture ‘Rolls Roys Silver Ghost 1915’ reveals also his passion for vintage cars and oldtimers. 

 

April exhibitions in the library

April exhibitions in Droitwich library are all about the photography. Julian Rouse and Ric Harding , both members of Droitwich Camera Club, show the whole beauty and diversity of photography. 

Julian Rouse enjoys doing portraits and photographing people on the streets and in different situations. His documentary approach to the subject is accompanied by a narrative and subtle sense of humour. His black and white photograph of two young men was on display from 1st until 14th April.  

©Julian Rouse (l.), ©Ric Harding (r.). 

Ric Harding is primarily interested in landscapes, wildlife and travel photography. His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photography magazine and exhibited in many International Salons around the world. He chose a poetic photograph ‘Driftwood on Luskentyre Beach’ for the library display and it can be seen until 29th April.

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. 

Exhibitions in October

Droitwich Arts Network has a several venues where artists (payed DAN members) can present their arts. The exhibitions are on for the whole month or for two weeks period, and all venues are in the centre of Droitwich.

The Park’s Café at Victoria Square hosts the exhibition of Claire Hilton until 31 October. Claire is a freelance mixed media artist who works in wide range of techniques – from traditional oils and watercolours to 3D assemblages made from photography and lost & found objects.