Hello. I’m a collage artist. I live and work in Westchester County in the NY Metro area. I love paper and wrote My Life is About Glue. I want to get things to stick together and stay connected.
An artist friend introduced me to collage more than 25 years ago and now my studio practice is painting and painted paper collage. She showed me how she worked with ordinary magazine papers and I discovered I love working with papers. It’s about touch. Paper is tactile and collage is about touch. I have a mission to share and promote the art of collage with the broadest possible audience.
My photo (above) was taken at a reception recently at Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY. I exhibit my work at that gallery.
See my new collage paintings in a series titled CURVY GEOMETRIC. The works are abstract, and I am channeling positive female energy.
If you enjoy reading my posts, I hope you will add your comments. My goal is to create information and interest in contemporary collage and promote the history (herstory) of women who are important collage artists.
If you are tempted, take one of my collage workshops, open to all levels, beginner to advanced. See my videos (http://www.nikkalcom/archives/category/video) about PAINTING PAPERS, REVERSE DRAWING and putting it all together with COLLAGE.
I get a lot of positive feedback from students who take my classes. One student wrote: I love painting papers and loved mixing the colors and media and aiming for interesting painted papers. See my videos about painting papers and collage at nikkal.com.