Local Artist Tastes Success At Rollits Exhibition Launch
Local artist, Nichole Deanlaunched her debut exhibition at our York office at Rowntree Wharflast night (November 28th) and enjoyed immediate success - withvirtually a fifth of her paintings selling on the night.
Nichole, 23, was educated atthe York's St Peter's School and says her influences are rooted inexperience - ranging from childhood trips to the YorkshireSculpture Park to a year spent studying in Rome - and that she hasbeen inspired by the abstract expressionists, Robert Motherwell andFranz Kline.
The works on display at theRollits' exhibition, which are realised in charcoal and oil, explore the themes of organic and industrial, with some inspired byYorkshire industrial scenes such as the Ferrybridge powerstation.
Commenting on the success ofthe launch, she said: "To have secured my debut exhibition so earlyin my career was huge, but to sell six of the 32 works on displayon the launch night is beyond my wildest dreams."
The exhibition of NicholeDean's work will be on display at Rollits for three months and thefirm have organised for open days Friday, 20 December 2013 andFriday, 24 January 2014 so that the general public are able toenjoy it.
Pat Coyle, director of clientrelations at Rollits, said: "We actively seek to support local artand culture and Nichole's links to York meant she was the idealsubject of our first exhibition."
"Everyone was delighted withthe success of the night and I hope as many people as possible areable to come and see for themselves what an exciting prospect sheis during our open days."
During the last night'sexhibition launched, Nichole Dean's "Repetition 6" wasraffled for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised £220.
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