About Me

Hello! My name is Nichole, and I was drawn
to art.

I was born and raised in Louisiana in a family of creative people -- directors, photographers and designers to name a few.  It was hard to find something that fully held my attention long because there were so many choices.  I enjoyed being a part of it all.

My true appreciation of the arts grew in high
school when I entered the Talented Art
program. My teacher/mentor there saw that
my true talents lay in painting, portraiture in
particular. She encouraged me to focus my
work there and so I have.



My passion for painting grew as did my skill level.  When portraits of my friends and family began to be
noticed, others wanted to have paintings as well.  Here at my online gallery, you'll see that portraiture isn't the
main focus of art.  My artistic interests also include painting landscapes, floral and reproductions of original
paintings.  Murals are also considered.

Introducing Ashton Atelier!  My new online shop where you can purchase ready-made original artwork or make a custom request.  Feel free to visit and get some ideas, or commission me for your special project.

Whether a traditional portrait, a pet portrait, a hand drawing or another painting, I'll be happy to work with you and your ideas.  You can be assured that your art piece will receive more than the usual attention.  I'm interested in your wishes and needs and I'll endeavor to capture both until you're fully satisfied with the results.

© Nichole E. Ashton -- Artist works and scans protected by copyright.
Images on this site may not be used for personal or commercial use
without permission.