Local artist puts Spa on map

By Rob George Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 09/11 13:24

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Rosie Philpott and her ‘Wonky Droitwich’ painting which featured on ‘Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution’. (s)

A DROITWICH artist has helped put the town on the map after she appeared on a popular BBC daytime programme.

Rosie Philpott, who is also a member of the Droitwich Arts Network, featured on ‘Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution’ recently.

The new craft programme invited members of the public to bring along their handmade crafts and Rosie decided to showcase

her artistic flair and took along her ‘Wonky Droitwich’ painting.

Mr Martin, best known for his role on ‘Flog It’, spotted her work amongst the crowd and asked for it to be featured during the programme.

The short interview gave Rosie and her painting great exposure with detailed and close-up shots of the High Street painted in Rosie’s quirky style.

She explained how she had exaggerated the leaning of the buildings to represent the way the extraction of brine had affected the street’s foundations, causing its ‘wonkiness’.

Since appearing on the show, Rosie has been inundated with new orders from people outside the Droitwich area.

One couple from Yorkshire, who purchased a print just five minutes after the programme was aired, said they wanted to visit Droitwich for the day to see the High Street and to explore the rest of the town.

Rosie said: “I have lived in Droitwich Spa all of my life and think it’s a brilliant little town – the High Street deserves more attention and I’m pleased that I can do my part towards encouraging visitors.

Although the originals of all Rosie’s paintings have sold, a limited number of prints are available for purchase.

Visit www.rosiephilpott.co.uk for more information on Rosie’s work.

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