Artist Nicola Green on painting Obama, Elle MacPherson and her new exhibition The Dance of Colour

Pippa Crerar, Evening Standard, May 24, 2016

The walls of artist Nicola Green’s studio are, at first glance, a window onto a brighter, more colourful world. They are adorned with luminous photographs of people celebrating the Rio Carnival, embellished with paint and dazzling collage.

High in one corner is a series of sketches of Barack Obama’s hands, remarkable in how profoundly they evoke their owner.


The windowsills are cluttered with photographs. I spot one of Pope Francis, who the artist painted as part of a series on religious leaders, and do a quick scan for evidence of supermodel Elle Macpherson, a friend as well as a subject...


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