Niki Purcell is an artist living and working in Ireland. With a degree in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Niki works primarily in oil paints, using gestural strokes to build up textured layers of paint. Her preferred subject matter are landscapes, both representative and imagined, but always of Irish landscapes.
Niki lives in an old coastguard station on the borders of Wicklow and Wexford, and is highly influenced by its landscape and seascape. To be surrounded by such wildness has allowed Niki to explore not only her surroundings, but also her emotional responses to her environment, a world that changes daily. Niki’s work expresses these movements and shifting emotions. She attempts to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses to her surroundings.
Niki’s work has been exhibited extensively in the Hugh Lane, The Guinness Hop Store and the RHA Gallery, and her work can be found in many important collections, such as the OPW. Niki’s exhibitions can be viewed regularly throughout Ireland in The Duke Street Gallery in Dublin and The Gaslamp Gallery. The colour Rolling Harvest is a beautiful wheat tone, inspired by the paintings from Niki’s home place. View Niki’s work HERE.
Ireland’s unpredictable weather—from thunderous storms and blistering sunshine in the same day — provides drama that Niki Purcell captures in her oil paintings. The farming fields of her homeplace in County Wicklow gives birth to Rolling Harvest, a beautiful wheat tone, imprinting memories on her canvas.