Nicola GreenShop prints
Nicola Green was born in 1972 and grew up in London. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland in 1998 with a Distinction in Master of Fine Arts (MFA) following a First Class Honours degree in Drawing and Painting (BA). Whilst at university she founded and directed Cockburn's Gallery in Edinburgh, which concentrated on showing the work of Scottish art graduates in 1993-1997. She moved back to London in 1999 and has been based there ever since. Green is an English portrait artist who rose to prominence in the late 1990s, earning international acclaim for her keen ability to draw out the essence of her subject, whether observing an individual or exploring wider social and cultural issues. She seeks to reveal human stories by creating her finished work from extensive primary material. In the last ten years she started to apply her own interests and experience in her work to embrace social themes of identity, faith, power and leadership.