Exhibiting artist with ArtProfiler, WEST Austin Studio Tour – Nicole Jeffords
A few words from our founder and WEST artist, Nicole:
I am a fine arts painter specializing in portraiture. My work combines elements that are both classical and expressionistic, dwelling on the subject’s raw emotional energy and psychological patterns that come through as the canvas develops. After Trump’s election in 2016, I began — out of horror and rage — a series of portraits of Trump and his administration. This has been my form of resistance ever since. The portraits, which I’ve had to produce at top speed because of the constantly changing news cycle, are used as the basis for provocative memes that go up here on ArtProfiler.com. Since March 2017, we have posted one or two memes a week, almost all of which have gone viral. We’ve also done quite a number of zany videos — homegrown SNL type sketches, featuring yours truly as Melania because I have high cheekbones and can rock the current FLOTUS in a wig (I can also totally mimic a Slovene accent, having been married to a Czech). A lot of what I do right now as an artist is connected to ArtProfiler, which began as a personal website in 2013 and has rapidly expanded to an online magazine featuring Austin creatives of all stripes. I’m proud to say I’m one of them.
Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.
ArtProfiler is pleased to be hosting 12 artists at this year’s WEST Austin Studio Tour! We’d be so honored if you would swing by to take a peek & visit with us. We are not your typical art tour stop — our exhibit takes place in the home of our creative director where you’ll get a taste of old Austin charm — most of our tour goers grab some refreshments, find a seat on the couch and stay awhile.
*** Artist Talk: Sat 5/18 at 3:00PM ***
You can expect to see oil & acrylic paintings, wood works, assemblage art, print, cloth, video, jewelry & more. Have a look at our event page here.