Nicola Green is a critically acclaimed artist with an international reputation for her ambitious legacy works.
Green is renowned for her powerful storytelling ability and unrivalled talent for drawing out the essence of her subjects. Green works with families, commercial clients and international figures.Her unique approach to portraiture has enabled her to earn the trust of iconic figures from the worlds of religion, politics and culture, collaborating with Pope Francis, President Obama and the Dalai Lama to capture some of the defining moments of our times.
Green’s process is entirely bespoke and unusually collaborative - clients are welcomed in to Green’s studio and invited to have as much (or as little) input as they desire.
Green works closely with her clients to encapsulate the most important aspects of their life, legacy, history and identity; carefully exploring the intersection of their social and cultural life and heritage, to truly capture their unique story.
Green creates unique and memorable legacy works, which serve as a living conversation with future generations.
As a mixed media artist, Green offers clients legacy works in a variety of mediums. Her work combines painting, drawing, collage, silk screen printing, gilding, photography and textile design. Portraits are available in oil, silkscreen, or unique Quasar Frames™.
In the final art work she incorporates the use of non-verbal communication, body language, and semiotics in combination with photographs, family heirlooms, textiles, architecture, and cartography to get to the heart of her subject. Green is often able to communicate visually what people have been unable to articulate with words. When creating legacy works Green distills often complex stories into deceptively simple imagery. As an artist, she brings together her powers of intuition and intellect to truly embody her subject.
Green is the sole inventor of the striking Quasar Frames™ which produce light without the use of power. Green has developed an innovative use of Perspex, which gathers and refracts light, creating a beautiful, ambient glow that emits from the frame’s edge. The result is a dramatic statement which can transform a space, creating a striking focal point. When curated by Green, the Quasar Frames create the illusion of internal stained glass. Quasar Frames™ are available exclusively to Green’s clients, and are created working closely with highly skilled British craftspeople and accomplished master artisans.