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I am an artist from Fallbrook, CA.

I’ve lived in a barn, spent a year as an exchange student (in Germany), and in the last few years have embarked on the scariest journey of all— motherhood. I have taught several classes in the arts— writing, drama, drawing, etc.

My current passion is smearing wet pastel sticks around on canvas, and I enjoy experimenting with mixed media. When I get the time, I love to paint with acrylic on canvas in an impressionist style.

I like to think of myself as a writer with a painting problem…click here to see a list of my articles published on Empty Easel.

Click below to view some of my free art lessons published on Bright Hub:
Land and Seascapes

Quick Draw: Shapes

Choosing a Style

Art Analysis: Expressing What’s on your Mind

Visit my gallery in the Solo Exhibition Host Hullabaloo here.

View my art blog to read about how I create or see original works for sale.

  • Joined: July 2010

Journal

Who signed me up for this craziness?

Oh, that’s right— I did! / I have work in three shows this month. As I was doing my “spring scheduling,” I kept pointing and clicking, emailing my name in for different events, and planning to hand deliver work on the appropriate days. / The first was a fun one, although I procrastinated on which piece to submit and finally just created a brand new one: / “Avocado o…
Posted over 3 years – 6 comments

Niki's Host Hullabaloo Gallery

#MY WORK is in HOST HULLABALOO! / I have my very own Gallery in HOST HULLABALOO!, / the second annual event produced and sponsored by / the Solo Exhibition group, to celebrate art by group / hosts of RedBubble. / / Here’s a clickable tear sheet from my gallery at the second annual Host Hullabaloo! / click it to go straight to my gallery there / View all 45 host galleries! / While only …
Posted over 3 years – 38 comments

Where is the Craft?

Something for me to work on this year: taking charge of my craft. / Craft is a funny word. I always laugh when actors use it, although I know they take their “craft” seriously. If you’re “crafty,” that’s not considered a compliment. And when it comes to “arts and crafts,” well, craft might be synonymous with “crap,” depending on your …
Posted almost 4 years – 3 comments

New group, come check it out!

I am co-hosting a brand new group called California Love. It’s for any hand- created (including digital and graphic) art, t-shirts, and writing. The only thing we don’t accept is photography. / If you are inspired by surfers, snowboarders, wine, musicians, cities, deserts, celebrities, beaches, or anything else you might find in California, please stop by and join us! / There will b…
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