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The Bird Island
© the artist. Photo credit: Hampshire County Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

The Bird Island

Nicola Bealing (b.1963)

Hampshire County Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

Painter, born in Hertford, who completed a foundation course at Herts College of Art and Design, St Albans, 1983, gaining a diploma in fine art from Byam Shaw School of Art from 1984. Group shows included Sue Williams Gallery, 1988; Six Painters from Porthleven, Porthmeor Gallery, St Ives, 1990; South-West Open Exhibition, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre, 1992, where she was first prizewinner; Peninsular Journeys, Coventry and Middlesex Universities’ Art Galleries, 1993; Royal Over-Seas League Open and Millfield Open, where she won a first prize, both 1995, and Meynell Fenton Prize, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 1999.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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