Nicole Alger

Nicole Alger
New York based artist Nicole Alger paints a variety of subjects, portrait, figurative, still life and landscape, and her approach varies from straightforwardly realist to colorfully interpretive.

In many of her portraits and face studies, for example, she plays with backgrounds indicative of Bhuddist philosophy or even early Christian iconography, in the suggestion of halos, some done with gold or copper leaf.

I particularly enjoy those compositions in which she blends colorfully graphic patterns and textures with a straightforward representation of her subject.

There is a brief interview with Alger on Body of Art’s The Canvas, and her work is part of the exhibition of work from alumni of the Florence Academy of Art currently at the Richard J. Massey Foundation in NYC.