Hello! My name is Nelli – I am a Copenhagen-based artist specialised in portraits. Portrait painting is my favourite artistic genre because the human face with its wide capacity for expressing mood, character and emotion always presents a unique object to depict. I find it immensely pleasing to “read” the thoughts of the persons I portray and transform them into an inspired motive.

“Nothing in a portrait is a matter of indifference. Gesture, grimace, clothing, decor even – all must combine to realize a character. ” Charles Baudelaire