Nicole Folkes Art

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun”
― Pablo Picasso

Nicole's original works of art are a reflection of the life she sees as a woman; a Jamaican; a New Yorker and now a resident of Atlanta, GA. It's black life as portrayed by her family; her friends, strangers on the street; the news...Life as is is. Always beautiful, but always complicated.

Nicole has been painting portraits of children and families for over 20 years. A painting is an impression of you that a photograph can't capture. Nicole gets to know her subjects and incorporates their personalities and what's important to them in her paintings.