Nikki realized her passion for art, while serving and traveling with the Air Force for over 10 years. It is with these experiences that her wonder-lust would ultimately provide her with the inspiration to create. She is moved by her travels, nature, human emotion and her unconventional imagination. Although she appreciates working in several different mediums, she usually enjoys working with oils, because they allow for reflection. They offer the opportunity for reevaluating and connecting with her environment, emotions and feelings. The longevity of this method makes way for change and adjustments giving her time to adapt to the present moment and to create the desired reality in form, and that is the kind of pause and flexibility she aspires for herself both personally and professionally. By seeing beyond quintessential beauty, such as a fully bloomed tree, a crystal blue lake, or an impeccable landscape full of vibrancy her expressions are often apocalyptic in nature and often times, donning a mood of loneliness and desolation, all of which she considers magnificent. It is often, that she finds herself moved by sadness and fear, but also, by joy, compassion, empathy & love.
The inspiration comes in many forms and every new creation is a passionate new beginning for her.
Nikki was born in New Haven, Connecticut and currently lives and works in Boise, IDAHO
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