An artistic young student from Nairn will put her work under the limelight this week as her illustrations go on display at an Aberdeen exhibition.
Becky Orlinski (22), who is studying Communication Design at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art, has unveiled the culmination of four years’ hard work at the annual Degree Show, which runs until Saturday, June 24.
Becky’s work predominantly focuses on illustration and her final year project for the degree show specifically concentrates on portraiture and floral work.
A keen artist since a young age, Becky believes the decision to come to Gray’s was an easy one.
“I've always wanted to go to university, it just seemed like a natural next step to take after finishing school,” she said.
“I really enjoyed art since Primary School and even after not receiving the grades I wanted in Higher or Advanced Higher Art I still really wanted to pursue a career in it.
“I chose this course in particular because I was never really taught design in school and it was a skill I wanted to learn and I felt that this course would be the best option for me in terms of learning how to contextualise the skills I had learnt throughout school.”
Becky, who is currently working as part of a team at Hatch - a new creative space in the centre of Aberdeen, is hoping to combine the skills she has learned on the Communication Design course with her interest in marketing after graduation.
“I would really like to work in a Marketing position after graduation, a role that allowed me to continue to develop my creative skills while also learning more about the process of marketing would be ideal for me.”
The Gray’s School of Art Degree Show, which is sponsored by BP for the fourteenth year, runs from June 17 to 24 and will showcase work by students of all disciplines.
by Rob Smith
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