Carl Nielsen, BA (Hons), is a published illustrator and portrait artist, specializing in people, animal and pet portraits. Also specializing in historical and military illustration genre. He also provides a speed portrait service for weddings, private and corporate events.

Portrait commissions are undertaken to include animal or human subjects and can encompass all media and styles. Please see my Store page to order your portraits from only £60. Carl works in traditional mediums and techniques. 

Carl Nielsen graduated from Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, in 2003 and has since worked as a practicing artist alongside his role as a Fine Art and Antiques Auctioneer. 

Agencies and galleries please use the following link for further information: 


2003 - 'Fresh Air' - Group exhibition - Brick Lane, London. 

2010 - 2011  - 'Spirit Of Porthleven' - Group exhibitions, Porthleven, Cornwall.

2012 - Onwards - Private portrait commissions.

2013 - 'New Paintings By Carl Nielsen & Hannah Minson' - Joint exhibition, The Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven.

2017 - Oxford Designers & Illustrators Agency - Included in their team of illustrators.

2017 - Commissioned by an Arts Agency to create 50 portraits for an hotel in Swansea, Wales.

2017 - Commissioned to paint a front cover for author Douglas Board, for his White House satire 'The Rats'

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