'Sounds of the Ocean' art exhibition by Nicki Heenan
Thurs 3 Aug - Tues 15 Aug
Drawing/painting workshop on the Grand Pier Fri 4 Aug
Drinks Event Sat 5 Aug from 11am with talk by Nicki, 'Chasing the Light' at 2pm
Free for all to attend
Gallery opening times Tues, Fri, Sat 10-4 and Thurs 12-7
Nicki has kindly said she will donate one of her painting of Birnbeck Pier to the Birnbeck Pier Regeneration Trust as chosen by public vote. They will be part of her exhibition and visitors to her show can vote for their favourite.
Nicki Heenan is an artist who has the ability to capture the fleeting moments of the Sea. She paints regularly on various windswept coastlines working with mineral pigments and watermedia or oil paint mixed with wax. The way paint is used intimates the rugged rocks and tempestuous Seas. For many years Nicki also worked as a musician and so brings a lyrical tone to her work with a strong rhythmical quality.
Last year Nicki was selected for Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 and was awarded a scholarship to study at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. Her work has regularly been on show as part of the Federation of Artists Mall Galleries Open exhibitions with the Royal Institute of Watercolours, Royal Society of Oil painters, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and shortlisted for Lynn Painter Stainers and Royal Portrait Society.