Rollits Gives Local Artist The Space To Shine

"The Not So Still Life"

Rollits has presented a local artist, Nichole Dean with the opportunity to showcase her talent by hosting a three-month debut exhibition at its Rowntree Wharf offices.

Nichole, 23, who was educated at the city's St Peter's School, is already making a name for herself - most recently selling a number of works to a collector in New York.

Pat Coyle, director of client relations at Rollits, said: "We actively seek to support local art and culture and when we discovered Nichole's links to York we extended an invitation to exhibit her work in the city she grew up in."

"Admittedly for some, business premises may not equate to a gallery, but art can be appreciated absolutely anywhere and I'm certain that by showcasing the work of an up and coming local artist we will generate a great deal of new interest in her and her work."

Nichole says her influences are rooted in experience - ranging from childhood trips to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to a year spent studying in Rome - and that she has been inspired by the abstract expressionists, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline.

The works on display at the exhibition, which are realised in charcoal and oil,  explore the themes of organic and industrial, with some inspired by Yorkshire industrial scenes such as the Ferrybridge power station. 

Nichole said: "Every aspiring artist dreams of their debut exhibition, and to be given the chance so early in my career - especially in my home town - is a real boost."

The Nichole Dean exhibition at Rollits will be launched with a VIP showcase event on Thursday 28th November from 5.30 - 8pm. During the event, Nichole's work "Dusk" will be raffled to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Posted on: 27/11/2013

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