Nicola Gray

Portrait Artist


I am a portrait artist who works with pastels from my studio in Haverfordwest, UK. I have created portraits for customers internationally. My goal is to create the best portrait possible for my clients.  When creating a portrait I like to use a combination of pencils and pastels to achieve both softness and detail. I use heavyweight textured pastel and watercolour paper to give an extra depth to each piece and I love the simplicity of a bold paper colour to really make the subject stand out from the page whilst still complimenting them.

cavapoo dog pastel portrait
pastel family portrait with children
dog and cat pastel portrait
elderly lady mother pastel portrait

Pastels are a very special medium.

They can be textured or soft depending on the papers, pastels and technique used by the artist. A pastel drawing is often referred to as a painting due to its ability to look similar to the brush strokes and blendable nature of paints. A portrait is a wonderful tribute to a beloved person or animal. A family portrait, a deceased pet, a newborn baby. Whoever it is that you cherish, a portrait can bring a smile for many years and turn a house in to a home.


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