Nicole Porter - Portrait Painter
05 July 2013
This greatly detailed painting is a fine example of realism, executed with a high level of skill by portrait painter and John Jones client Nicole Porter.
Nicole gained a first class honours degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Being awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant allowed her to undertake an apprenticeship with world-renowned painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway and Paris. Her studies then took her New York where she attended The Arts Students League while assisting figurative painter Steven Assael in his Manhattan studio.
Nicole has since returned to her hometown of Aberdeen where she has set up her own gallery and studio space where she undertakes portrait commissions. She has recently unveiled her most recent work, the official portrait of the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones at Liverpool Cathedral.
The artist uses birch plywood panels, providing a museum level support for her portraiture. John Jones technicians prepare the panels with rabbit skin glue before oil priming the surface ready for painting. Selecting these archival art materials will protect and preserve Nicole’s paintings for years to come, ensuring they remain in pristine condition throughout their lifetime on display.
“I could not have been more happy with the quality of both the products and services provided by John Jones. It is reassuring to know that you can rely on them for the highest level of professionalism. I always feel wrong when I start to paint on what is already a work of art.” Nicole Porter