October 12, 2021 2 min read

Feature Image 'Animal Games’ Large Giclée Print by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — available at Paws for Giving with 50% profits donated to rescues

Animals are my focus for one special reason

I’ve always been into art and drawing, as shown in my story about art-journalling on my Europe holiday (it wasn’t as bougie and enjoyable as that introduction makes it sound!).

But it was only a few years ago that I started painting. Thankfully years of doodle, shading practice and random sketching, plus using watercolour pencils for colour and blending, all held me in good stead to jump right in and hit the ground running.

That was when I discovered I love acrylic painting (and watercolour, but acrylic is my favourite). And that I love creating art from nature.

My choice in nature

I’ve always gravitated towards pets and floral scenes.

I love bright colours, looking at them feels like food for the soul, as corny as it sounds. I soak up the oversaturated scenes and they warm me up. They fill me with true joy.

Animals are what I care about deeply — it makes sense that animals would end up on my canvas, lively and safe forever. Not having to be at risk of abandonment or neglect. Just brightly coloured, happy, and eternal.

I hope you feel some of these feelings too when you look at my art

And so I wanted to share some of what Mother Nature has inspired. From my favourite flowers to adorable animals here is a selection, I would love to know what you think!

‘Fairy Garden’ by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — Contact for sale
‘Oh Deer’ Giclée Print by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — available at Paws for Giving with 50% profits donated to rescues
‘Hare Situation’ Giclée Print by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — available at Paws for Giving with 50% profits donated to rescues
‘Major Tom Cat’ Giclée Print by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — available at Paws for Giving with 50% profits donated to rescues
‘Animal Games’ Individual Giclée Prints by Nikki W — © Paws for Giving and © Nikki Waterson — available at Paws for Giving with 50% profits donated to rescues
I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my art purpose and practice, if you did, please comment and let me know, which of the paintings you liked, if you relate as an artist, or anything else!

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