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Exhibition of works by Nicola Sedgwick



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Monday 13th April – Sunday 26th April 2015


Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by talented artist Nicola Sedgwick.

A self-taught artist, Sedgwick began her art career as an animator in a US animation company based in Dun Laoghaire. Later she worked as a digital animator in a video games company.  Then moving on as a designer for Mentor Books she continued as an illustrator of schoolbooks and general books, also publishing her own art book, You Too Can Draw. Working as a freelance artist, she also teaches part-time drawing and painting in Ballsbridge Adult Education College and drawing classes in Bray. She has contributed to several group exhibitions, including Leinster Gallery and the United Arts Club and has also painted many pictures to commission. Her first solo art exhibition was held in Idlewilde Cafe, Dalkey in 2007.

 

Working on these paintings for the past few years, the inspirations for her body of work comes from journeys taken while on travels around Ireland and abroad. Hand in hand with her trusty camera for reference, Sedgwick wants these landscape paintings to show nature as it exists by itself in its own raw beauty, unhampered as much as possible by man or man-made objects. Many times while painting these pictures she would think she could not complete it the way it should be done, but somehow it always worked out, often quite differently than expected. Every moment in nature changes and it is a gift to be able to immortalise some of those moments. Like Monet's different views of Rouen Cathedral, no picture is the same from hour to hour, no matter how seemingly static.

 

Sedgwick’s intention is to communicate a sense of place to the viewers, so they can perhaps experience a little of what she felt while looking at these scenes.

For this exhibition at the Signal Arts Gallery she will include a selection of still life’s - mini nature scenes -highlighting the organic objects and keeping the background understated and simple.


Opening Reception: Sunday 19th April, 3-5pm