AN ART student has raised hundreds of pounds for the NHS by selling prints of her abstract work.

University of Brighton fine art painting student George Coll took on the challenge to help key workers amid the coronavirus crisis.

The second year student, who already had a following on her online Etsy page, originally set a target of £100 by selling her work to help support NHS staff, care workers and volunteers.

But she smashed that goal within a week of the coronavirus lockdown and has gone on to raise almost £300.

George still has prints available and intends to continue donating the money from the sales to NHS Charities Together.

She said: “I’m completely overwhelmed with the support from friends, family and fellow art students. I am delighted to have I’ve managed to raise this much so far.

“Studying fine art painting at University of Brighton has been enjoyable so far, though testing at times this year.

“Working at home in a temporary studio in my garage has meant finding new ways to develop my practice and one of these ways has been to share my artwork to help raise money for a great cause.”

George, pictured right, describes her work as “playful” with an “often digital adoption of abstraction”.

She takes inspiration from the “spilling actions” of Helen Frankenthaler and the mark-making of Jonathan Lasker.