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Nadya Nickels – Girl Power!
May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery 251 presents a multitallented artist, Nadya Nickels, a young multimedia artist based in the Orlando, FL area. Recently graduated with a bachelor of digital arts & design. Before school, Nadya was an illustrator for Aropunk.com since then she’s started painting murals in Orlando and began working with digital media and design. Her work mostly centers around people and mainly painted portraits. Her preferred medium is watercolor as it requires the painter to have control over the paint, but also a willingness to adapt and go with the flow of watercolor.
“I’ve been developing my craft and working in my field for the past five years as a freelancer. Initially, I started my career in high school by building my brand “eclectic weirdo.” I created a series of illustrations; To highlight diversity, show that we are all multidimensional and shouldn’t limit ourselves to stereotypes. This concept was picked up by Afropunk; I then began creating weekly illustrations for their online magazine. I am now a studio artist for Full Sail’s game design department. My strongest quality is my empathetic nature, and this translates into my work. I strongly admire activists people who inspire others. There’s a ton of work that needs to be done in this world, and I feel the best way I can contribute is through design.” -Nadya Nickels