I’m proud and truly honoured that two of my paintings have been installed on the Brunel building at Droitwich Spa railway station. 

Brunel building with art work

The aluminium prints will be there for quite sometime. They feature St Peter de Witton Church and the Hanbury Locks found in Droitwich. 

The two images were commissioned by the Friends of Droitwich railway for installation on the station grounds. Along with several other artists, our work was created to represent something about our local town, our community, our past and our favourite landmarks. A point of interest to all that pass through or visit the town.

Church image in a window recess

The St Peter’s de Witton painting had already been created in collaboration with photographer, Gail Braznell and her trusty Drone. 

I had asked Gail last year if she could access views of the church, that otherwise are shrouded in trees. It's a beautiful church and area and holds sentimental meaning to me and many, many others. Gail found the perspective I was after and I set to work transferring it to pastel mat paper. I felt this image would look great in the window recess of the Brunel building. The Friends of Droitwich Railway then asked me to create another picture for a second window of the Brunel building, I asked Gail again to help with finding another ariel shot of a Droitwich landmark. I already had an idea it would be canal based. So Gail and I met up near Droitwich Marina and she piloted her drone up and down the canal, nearly losing it at points in a bid to find me the right shot.

Filght of canal locks image in a window recess

The Droitwich canal system is a busy waterway, (as I’ve found out recently on my paddle board) a popular destination on land and water. Peaceful and full of wildlife, it’s well loved by all who live and visit here. The Hanbury Locks ascend up to the Hanbury junction which meets the Birmingham and Worcester canal. An impressive flight of engineering that rises 10 metres that was fully restored in 2002. I'm thrilled to share these images with visitors to our town and what a wonderful way to do it.

Pastel paintings in a frame

Thank you to Gail Braznell of Reflected Images for taking the drone shots, allowing me to paint a different view of local landmarks.

Thank you too to the Friends of Droitwich Railway for giving me and other local artists an opportunity to share our work in a much loved and historical part of our town.

The original paintings are not for sale but you can find high quallity, open edition prints here for the Hanbury Locks and here for St Peters de Witton Church.