PAINTER nikki balfour

Modern Oceanic Abstract Landscapes

Nikki Balfour is an independent artist who’s been based out of the Okanagan for the last 12 years.

She draws inspiration from BC’s diverse landscapes and the atmospheres created by the changing seasons.  Nikki’s work evokes the mood of these environments through the application of her freestyle abstract technique. 

Nikki’s work evokes the mood of these environments through the application of her freestyle abstract technique.   Each painting has it’s own unique voice that comes from a place deep within.  Standing in front of these works in person allows you to truly appreciate the complexities, subtleties, and depth of the work of Nikki Balfour.

As a self representing artist, Nikki’s proudest achievement is to be able to make strong connections through selling her work to new and returning clients.

Nikki is continually drawn back to her studio to explore her love of blending colours, building layers, but mostly for the unexpected moments that appear on the canvas before her.  She is often asked where her inspiration comes from, and depending on the day her answer may shift slightly. However, over the years she’s found that the start of her creative process always comes from simply showing up and being available to be inspired.  Her best days are when she shows up to her studio, coffee in hand, with a great playlist and nothing but time to jump in and create.  She challenges herself to push her work into new depths with meaning.  

NIKKI BALFOUR collection