For Aftyn

I was recently contacted through Instagram to create a special painting for a gem of a follower. She sent me pictures of her space & wanted something "earthy/foresty." Though we haven't officially met, I knew that she grew up in Maine and I wanted to create something that had the essence of Maine's woods meets coast, to hang in her new home, New York. 

Voila. 

It's hard to believe that I shipped it Tuesday and it has already arived (by Thursday) at it's new home!

Aftyn writes:

"It is the perfect addition to our house. The ferns remind me so much of my childhood, running through the woods without a care in the world. The subtle touch of the ocean warms my soul; it reminds me of my true home, Maine. The one constant place in my life. Seriously... I could sit here and stare at this painting all day and be happy. I love it ... ! It means so much to me."

Aftyn (beautiful name right?) you were a dream of a client, thank you so much for your support, compliments and recommendation.

Who has a bare wall that needs art?! I'd love to book another commission, I am ready when you are! 

Latest Comission.

I recently got asked to create a painting for a friend featuring his three favorite 'critters' as he called them. Being a scuba diver, & a traveler, he has actually come face to face with each of them.  A great white shark, a hammer head, & a tiger shark. He spoke of them so affectionately.

Scary predators are not my usual subject matter, but I seriously had so much fun making this painting. 

2' x 3.5' Watercolor and milk paint on birch panel. 

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It was such a reward to see how happy & excited he was to with the finished product. 

Have an idea you'd like to see visualized? I'm your girl!  

New Show @ Frontier.

I have some new paintings (& a few older ones) hanging in a group show, at the very lovely Frontier. A bar, restaurant, music, cinema, & art gallery all in one. Located in the big, beautiful Fort Andros in Brunswick, Maine. 

 'El Sol Y La Luna' 2' x 4' mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in 1" poplar stained a deep blue-black. Sold. 

'El Sol Y La Luna' 2' x 4' mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in 1" poplar stained a deep blue-black. Sold. 

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  'Feathers & Textiles' 2' x 2' mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in 1" poplar stained black. Sold.

'Feathers & Textiles' 2' x 2' mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in 1" poplar stained black. Sold.

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   'All In The Golden Afternoon' 1'19.4" x 1'4" mixed media painting on birch panel. Sold.

 'All In The Golden Afternoon' 1'19.4" x 1'4" mixed media painting on birch panel. Sold.

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Frontier is an absolutely beautiful space, with hard wood floors, rustic furniture, lofty ceilings, & a full wall of windows facing the Androscoggin river, with views of the dam & the swinging bridge. It manages to be industrial yet warm & welcoming.

The menu is delicious. Conscientious, quality food, from vegan nachos to steak frites. There are 9 local beers on tap, a great wine selection & creative craft cocktails. That I personally help design. When I'm not mommy-ing, painting, or thrifting - I also just so happen to work at Frontier part time. Slinging drinks & tending bar, I was recently featured in an article in Current Magazine

 Photo by  Jared Lussier of Current Magazine.

Photo by Jared Lussier of Current Magazine.

I work with a team of wonderful people, some of the best I've had the pleasure of working with in the industry. Frontier also has a theater, where you can either see an independent film or catch some local music (while enjoying libations from the bar!) - I'm not just saying all this because I work there, I truly & highly recommend a visit!

Please stop in and check out my new paintings  & sample the amazing food, drinks, service & atmosphere. 

Cheers! <3 N

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The show will be up until the beginning of March! 

'The Pious Flamingo'

New painting! This piece has been in the works, for what feels like forever! It was sold before it was even finished, & now it has finally made it's way to NY, NY - to grace the walls of its new owners. Hooray! 

 'The Pious Flamingo' &nbsp;4' x 2' Mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in dark cobalt blue stained, 1.5" poplar.   Nikki Pilgrim original.

'The Pious Flamingo'  4' x 2' Mixed media painting on birch panel. Framed in dark cobalt blue stained, 1.5" poplar.

Nikki Pilgrim original.

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Details ^> Often I incorporate collage in my pieces, but this one is all hand painted. Mostly with watercolors - with some milk paint & enamel. A scene from my wild imagination. 

I have two more paintings nearly finished, I will be sharing with you soon.

Stay tuned. XO -n