Nikki Stevens is a full time London-based artist, specialising in watercolour. Although she frequently paints animals, she does not consider herself to be a wildlife artist.
Her large scale paintings use animals, birds and insects to highlight our obsession with data, its collection and the unravelling of the natural world. “I paint the natural world through un-natural eyes”.
Nikki creates her own blueprint of life by combining wild animals with man-made symbols and formulae. Her use of mathematical equations, scientific graphs and pictorial constraints symbolize her belief that the natural world is changing. Big cats no longer walk on the wild side: they roam freely amongst the signs and symbols of a carefully constructed society.
Recent Exhibitions include:
~ National Open Art Exhibition 2016
~ Palazzo Strozzi Florence 2016
~ Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
~ The Royal Watercolour Society (Purchase Prize Winner)
~ National Open Art touring exhibition 2014
~ Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards 2011/2012
Her work is in many collections, including Freshfields Bruckhouse Derringer.