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Living History Portraits

Living History Portraits draw or paint historical portraits for film, theatre or television. We aim to create portraits in authentic Old Master style from photos or sitti


Carl Nielsen BA(Hons) is a trained portrait artist, specialising in creating portraits in 'old master' style for re-enactors, history enthusiasts, film and television.

The client will be painted in formal pose, just as if the client was in an 'old master' painting. Modern hair styles and clothes will be replaced with the period costume and styles of your choice, based on historical paintings.

The portrait will be historically accurate in detail, reproducing your portrait from any historical period or style from photographs provided. You can have a portrait created in any medium, including charcoal sketches, oil on canvas or panel, or even a portrait miniature on vellum.

Accuracy means that you can display your portrait at living history displays, theatre/films as props or in the period home. These portraits make ideal gifts and commissions can be arranged discretely without the need to contact the sitter.

Carl Nielsen graduated from Falmouth College Of Arts in 2003 and has since been working as a practising artist, alongside his other profession as a Fine Art valuer and auctioneer within national and international auction houses. Through this profession he has had the opportunity to study at close hand the techniques of the old masters.

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Carl Nielsen

Mobile: 07971 078198
Email: [javascript protected email address]


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