Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hello All!

So much to talk about...I guess I should introduce myself. I'm Nicole Barton and the proud Co-Creator of Trinity Hearts Studios in Toronto Ontario. My partner in crime, Keara Barton is the brains behind the talent, and my manager (me being the talent). We conceived Trinity Heart Studios, to be my own personal portraiture business. That we both hope can grow one day to be so much more, a artist collective comes to mind...but its still early.

My Beautiful sister....

OK so a little bit about myself , I have been seriously painting for 8 years now. I lived on the west coast in my early 20 's and developed a love for the brush while working at Opus Framing and Art Supplies in North Vancouver.

It was there that I had the opportunity of a life time to Direct a Not for Profit art group on the North Shore for a year. The group added to the culture of the North Shore in many ways by holding Life Drawing classes for the community (I also moonlighted as a model for some of the classes) , had a communal studio space with fellow members, we also curated group shows in local restaurants and venues around the community.

A Drawing of me at a life drawing session (not my work I just modeled for it)

I have recently relocated back to Toronto and I am very happy to be back close to my family. However it can be a little discouraging when I was on my way to having a successful art career in BC. I have decided to start from here goes...:o)

I am a Portrait painter, I love people and the human figure. I consider one of my biggest influences to be Frida and Waterhouse. Not to mention my Mother and Grandfather who are both extremely successful artists in there own field.

One of my most recent pieces...

Here is some of my work...and I hope to pour all my influences, inspirations and artwork into this blog in the future.

Until next time


Nicole Barton Co-founder of Trinity Heart Studios and Artist


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging Nicole! You will love it!

    Site looks good!


  2. It's so nice to meet you.. I've followed your mom for some time through blogs and other groups... she's a very talented artist... and now I see you are also in your own right.

    I don't live far from Vancouver B.C.
    Wish I could of seen your art there!

    I think your paintings are GREAT!


  3. Hello Nicole, I have recently been following your mom, she is a gifted artist and your work has taken my breath away as well. Your work is lovely and I am so excited to see more of your work.
    Have a great day:)


  4. I love the lady with flowers at the top.

  5. Welcome to Blog land, what a nice site to get started, I can't wait to see more of your work. What a talented family you have, my family missed the artist gene pool. But I love to look at people's art, your mother has been blowing me away for over a year now! I visit her site all most everyday and wish she posted more. So now I can visit you and see the wonders you create. I'm very impressed so far! Peace, Pearl (that sounds funny!)

  6. Hi Nicole! Welcome to blogland! I admire your Mom's work and love visiting her blog. She is one of my favorites! I must tell you that I am just blown away by your talent and can not wait to see more!
    Happy blogging,

  7. Hi Nicole welcome to blogland. Your mom is pretty awesome, and I see that you too are super talented! I don't think you will have a problem getting your name known in Toronto, there is always lots going on there. Good luck!

  8. Nicole I am totally blown away. I came here because of your Mom but I am staying because of you.

    Your mother is a beautiful woman who is so proud of her girls and so full of life that I know it will be a real pleasure to be here to know more of you.

    Renee xoxo

  9. Hi Nicole, I am also an online friend and admirer of your mom! Good to see that it runs in the family, and I now consider myself an admirer of yours! You are amazing!

  10. hiya Nicole...popped over from your Mom's site...I'm mostly a doll maker....began with bears... dabble in several other things as well.

    welcome to the blogisphere.... it is a great place to find and see amazing "stuff"..... and it can waste too many productive hours some days.... lol....

  11. Hey dude! Nice blog-clean and simple.
    Love the girl with the magnifying glass.
    Keep up the stunning work.