Nicki is now based in Cheltenham having moved back to the UK after spending many years living in Florida.
“My passion is photographing birds, albeit as a visual artist, and I am constantly searching for a novel way to tell their story. The challenge for me is to manipulate light from a fresh and unexpected perspective using just my imagination and my chosen tool - the camera. There is always another way of looking at things; it depends on how you choose to see the world.
From the hustle and bustle of communal feeding to the peace and quiet of nap time, I try to capture the essence of the birds that I encounter. I prefer to find sympathetic backdrops such as water and sky, and high key light is what I love best. Without any distracting elements the birds become the stars of the show. Their lives are inextricably linked to the life of the tides, the weather and to human behaviour and they are many things to me; from the elegant egrets to the tiniest sandpipers, they can be feisty, sweet, majestic, funny, always beautiful and always a joy to be around.”
Nicki prints on acid free Permajet Fine Art Photographic paper and limits each image to 25. Her work hangs in private collections all over the UK, in Spain, the USA and Brazil.
2014 & 2013
Awarded the gold medal in the Royal Photographic Society’s Annual Visual Art Exhibition
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol & Battersea
Edinburgh Art Fair
Awarded a medal at the London Salon of Photography
Awarded a Fellowship in Visual Art by the Royal Photographic Society