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About Nicole I. Hamilton

Thank you for your interest in reading these highlights from my background.

Starting as an Artist

  • Self-taught artist who began drawing in high school.
  • Began by drawing cartoons, then started drawing celebrities, family, and friends.
  • Progressed to drawing realistic graphite portraits through practice, reading, and learning about artist quality materials.
  • Studied graphic design in college and developed a love for photography.

Favorite . . .

  • Subject to Draw: People
  • Feature to Draw: Eyes
  • Mediums: Graphite/Charcoal and Pastel Chalk
  • Art Brands: Strathmore, General's, and Derwent
  • Quote: Art is never finished, only abandoned. - Leonardo da Vinci

Current Pursuits

  • Experimenting with wet media such as Watercolor pencils, Inktense pencils, Graphitone pencils and Copic markers.
  • Trying new techniques using pastel chalk with other mediums on colored paper.
  • Drawing portraits and creating original pieces for my fine art portfolio.

Business History

  • Sold on eBay to learn the ropes of selling online, and always received positive feedback.
  • Launched my original portrait art web site in 2005 under the name PencilsandPixelsArt.com.
  • Completed many portrait commissions with satisfied customers over the past several years.
  • Years of experience working in retail positions focused on providing customer service.


I was fortunate to be featured as Pencil Artist of the Week on the Pencils.com blog back in 2/27/2012. Read the article by Alexander Poirier.


I look forward to the opportunity to draw for you!



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Reproduction or use of any content or works without permission is strictly prohibited.

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