La Galerie Monterrebout
I paint mostly in acrylics on large canvases (typically 80 x 100 cms). I also do limited edition prints and am happy to discuss commissions.
Limited edition Prints (framed or unframed) are available for all originals displayed. The standard size for prints is 40 x50 cms but do ask if you would like a different size.
I am an artist living and working in the French Alps.
I was born and grew up near the Peak District in England and it was the raw, earthy beauty of the Pennines which impressed upon me a desire to capture a sense of that feral landscape. The big skies, the moody crags, the desolate moorland and the squat buildings. And the rolling greys and browns and greens of the boggy hillsides and moors and the skies behind and above – and a certain harshness of living and of the lives there, small against the hugeness of the natural world…
Nikki’s vibrant paintings of the vallée d’Aulps capture the imposing beauty of the area. The connection that Nikki feels for the local landscape is evident in her work and it is a pleasure to own a painting of the surrounding area by a local artist
Exhibition of Peak District Landscapes
I am very excited to be starting work on a new Gallery of Peak District landscapes which is now featured on this website and available in my online store.
Following my first exhibition of paintings of the Peak District, originals and prints will be on display and for sale during the summer at the brand new café and artisan bakery at the YHA Hostel in Youlgrave, near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
The Peak District is a special place of bog and moor and rock and sky, with curlews and crows and sticks and mud. All my life I have looked at the rivers and pools and at the clouds and sky and wondered how you could ever capture how it all feels in paint. When I paint what I try to do is take you there so you can feel the solidity of the stone wall and the softness of the damp moss growing there and let you stomp through the mud and the puddles on the track. The picture below shows a muddy track looking down on the village of Youlgrave with the village and the church below. I hope you enjoy the walk as much as I did.