Nikki Percasky is a contemporary New Zealand artist whose works are animated, vibrant and distinct. They possess an exceptional quality that catches your interest each time you pass them. Much of Nikki's work is inspired by New Zealand's harsh landscape, particularly Central Otago and the Akaroa peninsula. She frequently uses the rich golds, chocolates and other earthy colours which can be observed in her natural surroundings. Nikki's abstract compositions are distinctly individual and intense. She uses pronounced textures and employs vibrant and bold colours which react powerfully together. Her unique use of numerous layers and bold depth of colour reflects the light and powerfully draws you to the canvas to interact with the exciting three dimensional surface. Nikki experiments with many different mediums including blends of sand, gel, gloss, acrylic, oils and gold and silver leaf which brings her works alive. Before allowing any piece to be offered for purchase she hangs it on a wall in her home until she is absolutely sure it has the particular effect desired. At a young age, Nikki was exposed to European influences such as Picasso and Van Gogh whilst living with her family in Europe. This experience was followed by some years at the Rudolf Steiner school where she developed her passion for combining colours. She was then educated by well known Christchurch artist Bill Moore who nurtured her developing style and strong interest in cubism. Nikki's art is sold within New Zealand and internationally.