Nikki Monaghan is an artist and designer based just outside Edinburgh. She studied at the Scottish College of Textiles and over the years has worked as an interior stylist, designer and artist.
Her subject matter ranges from narrative landscapes and seascapes to quirky birds and figures.
Nikki Monaghan says: “I love colour and my paintings evolve by layering up acrylics and oil pastels, creating textures within my paintings. Working from memory allows my work to take on a stylized abstract feel.
I am influenced by many things…the weather, the Scottish landscape, how I feel when I wake up in the morning, anything that sticks in my head! There are no set rules. My work varies in size ranging from small paintings concentrating on a particular subject to larger canvases where scenes evolve. The quirky and naive feel of my paintings means colour, scale and subject are non representational, this allows me so much scope and fun with experimenting.”
Nikki regularly exhibits throughout the UK in galleries including Red Rag Gallery in Bath, Mulberry Tree Gallery in Dorset and Ashdown Gallery, East Sussex.