Niki Purcell is an artist living and working in Ireland. She 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 attempts to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses to her surroundings. 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 her to explore not only her surroundings but also her emotional responses to her environment, a world that changes daily if not hourly. Niki’s work expresses these movements and shifting emotions.
Niki graduated from NCAD and has worked as an artist ever since. Exhibiting extensively in the Hugh Lane, The Guinness Hopstore and the RHA Gallery to name a few. Niki’s work can be found in many important collections including the OPW.