A DROITWICH artist who produced a painting depicting the town’s High Street in a quirky style has released another version following demand by fans of her work, writes Neil Gordon.
Rosie Philpott’s latest work ‘Wonky Droitwich 1938’ follows on from her earlier 2012 piece when she depicted the present-day Droitwich High Street in a wobbly setting.
All 250 prints of her earlier work completely sold out and her fans have been requesting another version.
Rosie said: “I had great fun using the library to research the shops and owners along the street in 1938, and was surprised by the number of butchers and grocers that existed.
“I even discovered what a ‘grindery’ and ‘fancy repository’ are.”
Rosie wanted to change the original but keep the same feel and, as a lover of all things vintage and retro, felt this would be the perfect choice.
“The famous ‘boy on the bike’ remains but in a slightly different form and I hope my customers enjoy this little nod to the original.”
She is looking forward to seeing people’s reactions to the new pieces and hopes this makes up for people who missed out on the original ‘Wonky Droitwich’.
The originals, which have just been completed, have already sold but Rosie will be selling limited-edition prints of her new paintings in sizes A3 and A2.
They will be on sale at St Richard’s Festival in Vines Park on Saturday, May 5.
Rosie has had a very productive first half of the year with two more Droitwich paintings debuting – Lazy Sunday at the Lido Park and Open Day at the Chateau.