Portrait painter Peter Engels paints Nicole Kidman while she is in Belgium
Vintage portrait of Nicole Kidman painted by Peter Engelsvintage portraits by Peter Engels

For one month Nicole Kidman lived in Peter Engels’ home village, Brasschaat, just 500 meters from his atelier. She used to jog down his street. Nicole Kidman visited Belgium to shoot some of the scenes for her new movie, ‘Grace of Monaco’. The story is about Grace Kelly’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier and France’s Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. This painting is a tribute to both Nicole Kidman and Grace Kelly. Watch the sunlight shining delicately through the holes in the straw hat, creating some beautiful clair-obscur effects onto the skin. Some years ago Peter Engels painted the Vintage Portrait of Grace Kelly which was bought by Prince Albert of Monaco. Visit the website to discover more.