Painting: oils and acrylics
My first adventure in the arts was painting in oils. Over the years I have tried many other media: acrylics, pastels, woodcarving, pencil, sculpture and pottery. In the end , I came back to oils. I love the smell of oils, their silky texture, the way colours can be blended right on the canvas. Since I have started painting with a palette knife however, I find that oils dry too slowly. Now I begin the painting with acrylics, and most times add the finishing touches with oils.
Currently, I am a member of Prince Edward Arts Council, Quinte Arts Council, Belleville Art Association, and the East Central Art Association. I have exhibited in shows by each of these organizations. I paint with a group called the pARTnership.
For more information about Niki's work, contact her at: 613-476-1828 or NikiMitz.com