Art Exhibition: Valerie Nichol
Valerie Nichol discovered art on a trip to the Yukon. Inspired by the incredible landscape and a painter friend, she started drawing and loved it. The journey continued up to Alaska where Valerie was drawn to some sculptures by an artist from Baffin Island. Upon her return, she started sculpting and enrolled in a sculpture course at London’s Fanshawe College. In 1985 she was accepted into Toronto’s Ontario College of Art. She has been showing paintings in galleries across Ontario for the past twenty years. Her pieces are part of many corporate collections including “Top Performance” in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her paintings hang in several public buildings including the C.N. building in Montreal, Quebec, the Ontario Lottery Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the Ministry of Community and Social Services Building in North Bay and Grace United Church in Thornbury, Ontario.