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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hello there!
I’m Nicole Suptic & I am a portrait artist from West Virginia.

While I have always enjoyed drawing, my inspiration for portrait drawing started after I discovered a drawing of myself as a kid, which my parents had an artist quickly sketch at a local fair. (Major props to that artist, she really started something!) After I discovered that drawing at the young age of thirteen, I was determined to recreate the portrait. I got out my drawing supplies, and that was the moment I started drawing faces. Spoiler alert — it did not go smoothly (at first). The artist I am today is the result of true dedication, thousands of hours of practice, and hundreds of covered sketchbooks, canvases, and drawing boards.

After dedicating my young life to developing my creative talents and skills, it was evident that I would have a career within the art world. I studied at Concord University, which is where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting.

I have always been very passionate about art and my creative journey. People have always been my favorite subject to recreate within my art, but I also love creating portraits of people’s furry animals. It is extremely rewarding as an artist to transform a blank space into an expressive portrait full of life!

It is also incredibly rewarding to share my art with other people. Each and every portrait that I create is one-of-a-kind, which my clients will be able to cherish for many, many years to come. I do accept commissions from all over the globe, so feel free to view some examples of my work and contact me if you would like to commission a special portrait of your own!

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Awards

2019

  • “People’s Choice” award for colored pencil drawing, “Country Roads Series: Sunset”, Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition
    Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

2016

  • “Best of Show” for graphite drawing, “Whimsical”, Juried Exhibition
    Cynthia Bickey Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

2014

  • “Award of Merit” for graphite portrait, “Coy”, TSAA Biennial Juried Exhibition
    Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Fine Art (2014) — Concord University

Exhibitions

2019

  • Photo Finish

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia


2018

  • Juried Exhibition

    
Cynthia Bickey Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

2017

  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Juried Exhibition


    Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

  • Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia


2016

  • Continuum

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Emerge

    
Robert C Byrd Federal Courthouse, Charleston, West Virginia

  • Juried Exhibition
 

    Cynthia Bickey Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

2015

  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Juried Exhibition 

    
Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition


    Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Special Exhibit: Concord Alumni

    
Cynthia Bickey Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

2014

  • TSAA Biennial Juried Exhibition

    
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

  • Fear No Art 


    Cynthia Bickey Gallery, Beckley, West Virginia

  • Recent Artwork by Nicole Suptic


    Arthur Butcher Art Gallery, Concord University, Athens, West Virginia