As part of the Cultural Olympiad, the four-year festival leading up to the London 2012 Olympics, Haringey Council commissioned 11 artists to create a unique art collection. Named Oooooh Art, the exhibition includes one of our Toolkit Website customers – Nicola Green.
Nicola is a talented artist who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, in 1998 with a Distinction in Master of Fine Arts (MFA). This followed a First Class Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting (BA), winning the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship in 1997 and 1998 and a Department for Education Scholarship in 1996.
Her contemporary style is under-pinned by strong classical training and the influence of her art teacher Alan Johnston, a respected minimal artist himself. Behind all her art works are important human stories of their creation. This is no different with the ‘Olympic Portrait’ that Nicola produced for the Oooooh Art Exhibition.
The art work can be viewed on Nicola Green’s Toolkit website at the link below:
Haringey Council commissioned Nicola to create an artwork centred on Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG. Nicola gained the inspiration for the representations of athletes in action that surround the main image by running visual storytelling workshops with children from Stamford Hill Primary School in Haringey. The idea was to involve the children in an artistic activity that required fun, excitement and friendship, engaging everyone in the Olympic Spirit.
The portrait is mounted on a glowing Quasar Frame™ that creates a stunning visual impact and is a metaphor for the light of the Olympic torch. The result is a dramatic piece of work that highlights the inspiration of Olympic values.
Follow Nicola Green on Twitter at @NicolaGreenArt or view her Facebook Page for her latest news at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Studio-of-Nicola-Green/296813917013551
Visit Nicola’s Toolkit website at www.nicolagreen.com to view a gallery of her work. Limited edition prints taken from images in Nicola Green’s ‘Olympic Portrait’ are available to buy on the John Lewis website.
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