MY NAME IS NIKKI
I live in the Tas Valley in Norfolk with my partner, Nick, and our Jack Russell, George.
Having the Norfolk countryside on my doorstep means I am never short of inspiration. Ideas for my illustrations either come from simply looking out from my studio across the River Tas, from my daily walks with George Jack Rascal around the Tas Valley, or from much loved UK staycations.
As a child I loved the books of Beatrix Potter and the Bramley Hedge series of Jill Barklem. I’d spend hours poring over the books, wondering if the world of nature had a secret life, not unlike ours. Now, as an artist myself, I look for the whimsy in nature and turn my observations into enchanting illustrations, offering the viewer a peek into the hidden world I used to escape to as a child.
My illustrations are created using traditional methods, using dip pen and Indian ink and bright washes of watercolour.
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