As an artist Nikki is greatly influenced by the shapes and colors of her environment and sees art in all places and things. Her desire to make art is influenced by her grandmother who taught her by example to always be creating splendid things! She worked for many years in sales and marketing and after the birth of her daughter she refocused her time and energy into art. After living in the Park City area for over 15 years Nikki now considers herself a native Parkite. When she is not in her studio painting she is enjoying all things outdoors. While abstract acrylic painting is her main medium she sometimes finds joy in sculpture and encaustic works.