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 scratch...so 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