Artist, Nicole Troup, resides in Greencastle, PA.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster and is currently working as a commissioned portrait artist for private and official commissions. Some of her clients include WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil, doctors, local clients and CEOs. She has also painted former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett.

Outside her commissioned work she collaborates with public figures and celebrities for specific painting projects. These celebrities include: actors Michael Shannon and Alan Cumming, actresses Erica Ash and Madeline Carroll, Machine Gun Preacher, WWE superstar Titus O’Neill, models and others. The collaborations include an initial contact with the person to create a painted portrait of them through the sharing of ideas and photo references that evolve into a finished product. The painting and limited edition prints are sometimes autographed by the celebrity and are then offered for sale to their fans and supporters.

Aside from her career as a portrait artist, Nicole teaches art classes to children and adults in her Greencastle, PA studio and in local galleries and venues. Her work experience includes teaching at Montessori Academy grades 1st-8th, art camps and adult classes in Maryland and Pennsylvania, adult classes Howard’s Art Store & Frames, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Council for the Arts, Gallery 50 in Waynesboro and among other locations.

Nicole’s work has been showcased in national art exhibits as well as a number of local exhibitions across Maryland and Pennsylvania in such locations as the Mercersburg Academy, Mansion House Art Gallery, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Council for the Arts, Washington County Arts Council and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

 

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Born 1985, Waynesboro, PA

Resides in Greencastle, PA

EDUCATION  

2004 BFA, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Grove Family Library, Chambersburg, PA

2016

Lilian Besore Library, Chambersburg, PA

2015

  • Grove Family Library, Chambersburg, PA
  • Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD

2014

Montessori Academy, Chambersburg, PA

2013

Summit Health Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA

2012

  • Summit Health Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
  • Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD

2011

Summit Health Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA

2009

Summit Health Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • “Her Secret Garden”, The Old Jail Gallery, Chambersburg, PA
  • “Inspiration” Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, PA

2018

  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA   
  • “The Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show”, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA    
  • Washington County Arts Council Annual Exhibit, Hagerstown, MD   

2017

  • Washington County Arts Council Annual Exhibit
  • “Instructors Show”, The Fine Arts Company, Hagerstown, MD
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2016

  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, Hagerstown, MD
  • Gallery 50, Waynesboro, PA
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2015

  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • “Instructors Show”, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2014

  • “The Faces of Freedom” Freedom 58 Project, United States National Traveling Exhibit
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA
  • Mansion House Gallery, Hagerstown, MD

2013

  • “The Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show”, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2012

  • “Mansion House Member Show”, Mansion House Gallery, Hagerstown, MD
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2011

  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2010

  • “The Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show”, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2009

  • “The Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show”, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

2008

  • “Senior Illustration Show”, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2019

My Story ongoing portrait project. Each portrait is created in collaboration with the subject featuring their story.

2018

  • Collaboration with Vitilligo Research Foundation. Limited Edition prints sold to benefit the foundation.
  • Deeper Than Fame portrait series in collaboration with celebrities: Madeline Carroll, WWE Wrestler Titus O’Neil, Erica Ash, Machine Gun Preacher, Alan Cumming.

2016   

Collaboration with Angels of East Africa. Paintings created to raise awareness for orphans in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018

  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. Second and Third Place Award
  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Second Place Award

2017

  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Best of Show Award
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA

2016

FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. Second and Third Place Award

2015

Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Second Place Award

2014

  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. First Place Award
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. First Place Award

2013

  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Second Place Award
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. First and Second Place Award

2012

Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Second and Third Place Award

2011

FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. Second Place Award

2010

  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. Second Place Award
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. Second and Third Place Award

2009

  • Waynesboro Studio Club Show, Waynesboro, PA. First Place Award
  • FCAA Annual Show, Chambersburg, PA. Second Place Award

LECTURES

2019

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

2018

Waynesboro Studio Club, Waynesboro, PA

2015 

FCAA Club, Chambersburg, PA

2014

Waynesboro Studio Club, Waynesboro, PA