Nikki Monaghan is a graduate of the Scottish College of Textiles. Her diverse range of work includes landscapes, seascapes , figures and animals. Nikki works on both large and smaller scale canvases. Her inspiration comes from the Scottish landscape and the everyday, creating colourful and textured paintings.
‘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.’