Magical Portraits by Nicola Gambin © 2015 | All Rights Reserved
Commissioning a portrait
I use various media: oils, acrylic, pastel, inks, pencil and charcoal (monochrome). I enjoy texture in my work wherever possible, along with detail, and tend to be traditional in my overall approach. Commissions for some clients have been strongly impressionist and/or using vivid colour, allowing freedom in the form and structure.
Reference for my work is either from life, photographs or a combination of both, whichever the occasion demands. Often many commissions are gifts and therefore a surprise, or maybe circumstances do not permit, so working with the subject matter is not always possible. In such cases, a selection of images of the same subject is always a great help.
For further information, or to discuss a portrait commission or other artwork, please contact Nicola.