J. Scott Nicol is America’s premier photorealist and pop culture fine oil painter of books. He is a novelty in the art world, not just because of what he paints but how exacting and truly remarkable his three-dimensional “books” appear to be in solid form. From former graphic arts and media designer to textile company co-owner, Nicol delved into painting photorealism a mere fifteen years ago.
He loves to read, and his personal collection of over one thousand mostly first-edition, books are displayed proudly in his home. Located a few feet from his own library rests an easel and a revolving line up of fresh canvases and oil paints, brushes of all sizes, a soft rag to wipe away the extra paint and a folder of images of famous Pop Culture icons who… Continue to Full Artist Biography