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Alison Nicholls: An Artist Inspired by Africa
Upper Gallery, November 16, 2018
This lecture is in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction: Sketch for Survival".
About the lecture:
Artist Alison Nicholls takes us on a journey - from her field sketching haunts in the African bush to her studio. See her field painting kit; learn tips for quickly and confidently sketching wildlife; hear how she translates complex conservation issues into studio paintings; and listen to some campfire tales about her experiences sketching elephants and endangered African wild dogs. The lecture will be introduced by Robert Ferguson, of Explorers against Extinction and the Sketch for Survivalcampaign. A selection of Sketch for Survival artworks, including a piece by Alison Nicholls, will be exhibited in the Parlor from November 15-17.
About the speaker:
Alison Nicholls lived in Botswana and Zimbabwe and returns regularly to paint in the field; work with conservation organizations; and lead Art Safaris – teaching guests to capture wildlife in pencil and paint. Her watercolor fieldwork and fluid acrylic studio paintings are in private collections worldwide, including The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT; the Society of Conservation Biology, Washington DC; and the Botswana Mission to the United Nations, NY. Nicholls’ art has been widely exhibited, including recent exhibitions at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich CT, and a piece selected for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London UK. Her lectures featuring art, Africa, wildlife and conservation have been held at venues such as The Explorers Club; Audubon Greenwich; Southern Vermont Arts Center; the Flinn Gallery; and Wolf Conservation Center. She is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists & Artists For Conservation; a member of The Explorers Club; and an Artist member of the Salmagundi Club, from whom she has received the Ogden Pleissner Memorial Award for watercolor.
Alison Nicholls AFC SAA
Join me on an African Art Safari
In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Club Dining Room. Reservations are required. Please call 212.255.7740. Dining Room opens at 5:30PM.