About Nicola Porter's Art

Nicola Porter is fascinated by light and how its differing qualities affect the visual impact of everything we see. Both natural and artificial light create multitudes of highlights, shadows and reflections that can change dramatically at any given moment. It was these properties that first drew the artist to train engines; their highly reflective surfaces are perfect for capturing the diversities of light.

Working at The Trackside* since 2011 has given Nicola ample opportunity to study these engines and they have slowly become her main subject area.  However, she does greatly enjoy a break from this field and found success with a wide variety of themes and media.

This is where her digital fractal work comes in: Fractals are geometric patterns that are repeated at larger and/or smaller scales. They are found all over nature, in smaller things such as snowflakes, ferns and snail shells, and larger things like cloud formations, storms and even huge galaxies.

In digital art, fractals are unique. The artist uses mathematical formulae to create abstract work with infinite possibilities of form and shape, colour and light. Nicola has found that by incorporating meaningful numbers, such as dates into the formulae she could create artwork with personal significance to purchaser.

The artwork that this artist produces is by no means limited to these areas and she would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss a commission with her. Her prices are very reasonable, as she believes that everyone should be able own beautiful art.

*TheTrackside is situated at Bolton Street station in Bury, Lancashire and is part of The East Lancashire Railway - a Heritage railway that embodies the romance of a bygone age. The Trackside has a sister pub on the railway at Rawtenstall, The Buffer Stops and here you find a selection of Nicola Porter’s original train engine drawings at special discounted prices.