About Nikki Monaghan, Artist

I am an artist and designer working from my studio in Falkirk, Scotland. I studied at the Scottish College of Textiles and over the years I have worked as an interior stylist, designer and artist, also spending time involved with community arts.

My subject matter ranges from narrative landscapes and seascapes to quirky birds 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 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.