About Me

Me, Nikki Morris, the flapper of gums and painter of lovely things!

Firstly, one of THE most important things to me as an artist is that people like me, that don't have funds, CAN afford original artwork. It is something I have stuck to throughout, at my own cost....and today when I am updating this site 11/02/18, it may just be my undoing.

Art is a luxury and as such I try to provide a great experience when buying my artwork, the materials are always professional quality, ensuring their longevity, and I pride myself on providing good packaging, service and experience.

I am by nature a 'polyamorous' artist ie I love a huge variety of genres to paint. I am based near Junction 36 of the M1, South Yorkshire, England...a Barnsley Lass and very proud of being a coal miners daughter!

I have painted all my life, much of which is self taught, painted a massive variety of subjects from Burlesque and Surrealism to Dog Portraits and Alice in Wonderland, a gallery full of them can be seen here....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, hence my bent towards objects/shoes etc. 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. So far THE friendliest, most supportive magical subculture I have met has been Skins...theres nowt I wouldn't do for them, which is why recently more and more I have been painting them. I have NO desire to compete with any other artist in ANY genre, and am at my most happiest when minding my own beeswax and left to get on with it.

A huge thank you to anyone that has bought my work in the past, any flapping of my gums because I have a bee in my bonnet over on my Musings page, is NEVER about the nice people that appreciate what I do, and I have met many truly wonderfully supportive people over the years....sometimes speaking out is the only way for things to even have a hope of changing!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for taking a look at my artwork galleries.
Keep the Faith xxx