Hi and welcome to my site! My name's Nikki (short for Nicole) and I'm an abstract artist working mainly in acrylic paint and digital mixed media.
I've always enjoyed making art and being creative in any form, whether that be drawing, singing, dancing… pretty much anything that allows me to stretch my "creativity muscles".
Art was my favourite subject back in High School and my favourite part of class was drawing portraits of people from magazines. Surprisingly, I didn't really pick up a paint brush until a bit later on in life.
2009 was when the painting side of my life began - when I had a big empty space on my wall at home and nothing to fill it with. Looking at art options online, I couldn't ever find anything I liked enough to buy, so I decided to make my own piece. That's when I started studying different artists and techniques. Shortly after, my first abstract painting was born.
After hanging it in my home, friends and family would come over and see the final piece up on my wall. To my surprise, several of them offered to buy it (unprompted by me). They said they were blown away that I'd painted something like that, as I'd never told them I could paint (I think some things just come naturally). Since I didn't want to part with the painting I'd just created, I always declined their requests to buy. It wasn't until I started painting more frequently that I started saying yes when people offered to buy them.
And the rest is history...
I now use specialized software to digitize my paintings so they can be printed onto canvas or paper, making each piece more accessible to a much larger audience.
When I paint a piece of art, my goal is to come up with something that's balanced and appealing, which could end up looking like anything, really. The only limit is my imagination.
I have a lot of fun creating art. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I love making it :)
Thanks and take care,