The Grand Galleries are a great opportunity for area artists to gain more exposure as well as offer enrichment and enjoyment to patrons, performing artists, artistic partners and staff.
The Grand is actively seeking artists to exhibit their work during the coming year. Along with the opportunity to show for the month, artists will also take part in the City of Wilmington's Art on the Town, also known as the "Art Loop" on first Fridays.
For artists interested in exhibiting their work at The Grand, download an application here.
Download guidelines for exhibiting at The Grand Galleries.
December Exhibit: Nicole Kristiana Logan
I am an artist in Wilmington, DE. I create whimsical bohemian-styled paintings. They are vibrant and colorful pieces, hand-done in gouache. Patterning of each animal is inspired by nature and their environment.
The idea for my pieces came from my love of pattern. I have always been drawn to nature and noticing the rhythms and patterns within it. Once I found a way to describe them in my visual language, I needed a way to show them within a natural context. The animals, another love of mine, seemed the best way to show nature within its own form. It also gave me an endless supply of subject matter.
My works may seem juvenile to some, but they have sophisticated color and line usage that makes them seem effortlessly compelling. The use of color is complex and engaging. Lines are used to describe the form and unnecessary line is removed.
You’ll find great color, honesty and craftsmanship in my pieces. Overall, color is what is most compelling. The colors in my pieces are both emotive and rhythmic. They give the artworks energy. The patterns I create are completely original. They are thought out, particular to each animal, and they are executed with a fine hand. I use some learned techniques but also keep my work fresh and light by not being afraid to let the art flow. Sometimes it's not tight or clean, but then the piece would lose something, so I leave it raw on purpose to keep the feeling.
I use a combination of western and eastern style brushes to create my works. I feel that each one brings different unique qualities to the paper in weight and fluidity. I use only professional grade paints. One cannot get the color I do from student level supplies. The quality and originality of my work is what sets me apart from other artist who paint animals.
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