Irish illustrator Denise Nestor has a real skill for pencil-based portraiture

10 October 2012

We used to seeing portrait photographs capturing those inexplicable, quintessential qualities that make human faces so fascinating, but it’s not as common to see an illustrator with the same skill. There’s not too much information about Dublin-based Denise Nestor on her site but truth be told there’s not too much else need to know. Her portraits are delicate, personal and compelling – and you feel closer to her subjects after just a few minutes in her portfolio.


Denise Nestor: White Rabbit


Denise Nestor: Blue


Denise Nestor: Miranda


Denise Nestor: Unravel


Denise Nestor: Untitled

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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