About Me

I'm Nikki Morris, a Junction 36, South Yorkshire, England, based artist and I have painted all my life, much of which is self taught. I have painted a massive variety of subjects from Burlesque and Surrealism to Dog Portraits and Alice in Wonderland....all I have loved painting, and all have played a part in journeying me to where I am as an artist now.

At college I studied Industrial Design obtaining distinction. My working life encompassed designing museum interactives for children and I have work throughout the country. As a teacher of both art and design for many years, I have worked with many social groups from college students, adult learners to homeless people, people with mental health difficulties/dementia and children, in both studio and residential settings.

Throughout my working life until 2004, with the birth of my magical son, I exhibited locally and through Cooper Gallery in Barnsley and undertook a wide variety of projects and subject matter. My work was extensively collected at the gallery and I have sold many pieces through commissions all over the world. My first solo exhibition was in 2009 at The Hive Gallery, sadly now closed. For the past few years I have been predominantly selling my work through Ebay, covering again, a wide variety of subjects enabling me to work from home and meet my sons needs too.

My relatively recent burning passion for Northern Soul music (that I never even knew was out there), subsequently the dancing, and the wonderful people has taken over my painting since June 2015 after falling head over heels inlove with Northern Soul music in October 2014.....THE best thing thats happened to me in many a year! All of my paintings are original concepts, inspired by the music, the books and blogs I read, video footage, venues I visit, the people I meet and the photographs I find, that I then transform into my own unique take on the scene.