Nikki Monaghan studied at the Scottish College of Textiles and then worked variously as an interior stylist, designer and community based artist as well as creating her own work. She was able to start painting full-time in 2007 and works from her studio in Falkirk.
“My subject-matter ranges from landscapes and seascapes to quirky bird and figures. 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 the Scottish landscape where this a never-ending source of inspiration. Landscapes become fabrics of texture, highlighted by the excitement of colour and a narrative feel comes into play with the naive figures and animals that appear within my art.”
Available work by Nikki Monaghan:
Violet GlowNikki Monaghan
Mixed media on canvas, framed, image size 40 x 50cm, framed size 56 x 66cm
Spring AwakeningNikki Monaghan
Mixed media on canvas, framed, image size 33 x 33cm, framed size 50 x 50cm
Valley in SummerNikki Monaghan
Mixed media on canvas, framed, image size 60 x 60cm, framed size 70 x 70cm
Path to the Pink HouseNikki Monaghan
Mixed media on canvas, framed, image size 30 x 40cm, framed size 50 x 70cm