Nikki Stevens

Leaving art school with a degree in 3D design, Nikki was a Goldsmith/Designer Jeweller before making a leap into advertising (Young & Rubicam) and film and tv set design (BBC).
Since 1996 she has been a full time artist, specialising in watercolour and although she frequently paints animals, does not consider herself to be a 'wildlife artist'.
"I paint anything with a skeleton that has a myth, legend or superstition attached to it: it may be an owl, tiger, beetle or a god, and although I admire their beauty, I'm most attracted to the beliefs and attributes that humans have ascribed to them through the ages: a horse for independence and freedom of thought, or perhaps a tiger for its potent sensuality and insightfulness.
I'm also fascinated by the visual language of mathematics and often incorporate some algebraic skullduggery in the background ... as if listening to some unfamiliar foreign language, the formula is in there somewhere, if only you could understand it."
Nikki's work is in many private collections in the USA, France and Holland as well as the UK. She is also in the collection of Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer and is represented by Cricket Fine Art, London.