Student artwork featured in the Guardian

Final year BA Art and Design student, Victoria Williams has had her work showcased on the Guardian website, picked out of 100's of submissions as one of their favourite 2016 student end-of-year work

Her painting, “Vantage Point” was part of her final year work at the School of Design and was featured as the first piece of artwork within the Guardian’s showcase, as part of their Students Express series.

Her painting, “Vantage Point” was part of her final year work at the School of Design and was featured as the first piece of artwork within the Guardian’s showcase, as part of their Students Express series.

Speaking about her work, Victoria said: “My oil paintings are comment on the mass movement of people to the city. Every day, people are lured into the urban environment with an expectations of prosperity, heightened career prospects, and an acceptance into a social sphere of other diverse individuals. As many fall under this idealised spell some manage to successfully embrace it, whilst others fall behind and are left with the very feelings of alienation, loneliness and isolation.

“My desire is for the viewer to identify with these emotions, which are embedded amongst the complementary array of colours and brushstrokes. The aim is to evoke a time of quiet reflection as one stands high above contemplating the energy and rhythm of the city down below.”