About Nikki Monaghan, Artist

I am a professional artist working from my home studio in Falkirk, Central Scotland.

I studied at the Scottish College of Textiles where I gained a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. I have also dabbled in silversmithing and I worked for many years as an interior stylist throughout the UK. I’ve also enjoyed working on many community based art projects over the years. Now you can find me painting full-time from my studio

Focusing mainly on landscapes I find inspiration from harbours, cities, villages and towns throughout the UK with a nod to the narrative. I feel my textile background is still apparent within my  work with a  love of colour and pattern a strong feature.

Acrylics, inks, oil pastels and charcoal are applied in layers in my paintings to create a stylized, simplified depiction of my subject. I love colour and I’m always in awe at the emotion it can create. I want to paint joyful scenes of places, where memories are relived, and connections are made.