Welcome to my blog! My name is Nikki and I am an artist and an illustrator. I work predominantly in pencil and ink, but my repertoire reaches from performance art and sculpture, to various types of paint and crafts, to digital illustration, photography, and design. I have done various commissioned portraits and I also make illustrated canvas tote bags that I sell.
In addition to being a visual artist, I am also a musician. My main instruments are the saxophone and the piano. I am trained in both jazz and classical music, and I appreciate all genres of music. I am also an avid traveler, having been to numerous countries throughout North and Central America, Europe, and the Caribbean. I guess you could say that I am a culture junkie. I LOVE to travel because I love fashion, food, art, architecture, and music. The traditions and customs of other cultures are incredibly interesting and inspiring! I am also a certified teacher in elementary education (K-5) and art education (K-12), and I love watching soccer (Go FC Barcelona!!!), hockey (Rangers!), football (Giants!), and baseball (Yankees!). I have an obsession with books and I write poetry. My mother tells me that my book habit is a fire hazard. What can I say, as great as the ereaders are, nothing beats the feel of paper. :)
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