Nikki D’Emden

Winter, chilled air, leafless trees, gnarled branches, little rain, roots searching for water, no flowers in the garden, no colour, everything quite bleak but beautiful.

Teaching a U3A class in mixed media and acrylic painting I thought I should maybe have a go myself at using this medium. 

An abandoned bird nest below the bare magnolia tree inspired me to paint this work and the many more that followed. In fact, it started my foray into white and heavy textures, now with summer coming maybe I should return to colour.