Niki J Sands Fine Art
Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media

News and Announcements

(posted on 22 Mar 2019)

Spring Forward with a Smile!

Well, I just celebrated my birthday and I am starting my 60th year around the sun and I couldn't be happier.  When people ask me "how long does it take to paint that?"  I like to say it's taken me all my life to create that piece.  It takes years of practice, thought, mistakes, love and dedication.

I just completed this piece, I hope you enjoy!

Title:  When the Circus Came to Town

Medium:  Oil

Support:  36x36x1.5 inch Birchwood

inquiries:  info@nikijsands.com

Up coming shows:

Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells CA -March 29-31

Deep Ellum Music and Arts Festival, Deep Ellum Texas -April 5-7

 

Title:  Luck of the Draw

Medium:  Oil and Ink

Support:  Birchwood 36 x 36 x 1.5 inches

 

Inquiries:  info@nikijsands.com 

text:  702-499-3984

Farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019!

Happy New Year to you all and I thank you all for your support and encouragement.  

It's going to be 2019 in a few days and I wish you all a new year of good health and happiness.  

A new beginning is starting for me in Abstracts.  I will still continue to do my figurative cubist-surreal work along with several different series of Abstracts.  

You must always challenge yourself in life, it keeps you strong mentally and physically.  

Cheers!

Title:  Louloudi

Medium:  Oil

Support:  Linen on Birchwood 30x30 inches Presented framed

Title:  Cotton Candy

Medium:  Oil

Support:  Birchwood 8x8 inches Presented framed

(posted on 19 Nov 2018)

If you travel afar or stay close to home, I wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for all the love and support I receive from my many collectors, friends and family.

 

Title:  Thankful

Oil on canvas

36x36 inches

(posted on 9 Oct 2018)

Welcome Fall: Cool weather, pumpkins, Halloween and my favorite Holiday Thanksgiving.  I give thanks to all the people that support my art and the arts in general.  Without vision and creativity we would be a very sad world stuck in the dark ages.  I hope you enjoy my new series of Abstractions of Expressionism.  They are something I have been wanting to do for a long time and finally I faced this new challenge to create art that is Free of structure but has a unique voice.  I will be presenting these new pieces this weekend at the Summerlin Festival of Arts located in Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas NV  Booth #55

 For more information click here:  http://summerlin.com/festivalofarts 

 

Oil on Birch wood 40x40 inches

 

Oil on Canvas 24x30 inches

 

Oil on canvas 24x30 inches

 

Inquiries text or call 702.499.3984

(posted on 6 Sep 2018)

Greetings!

    September sure came fast this year.  I hope that everyone had a fun and safe summer.  My travels this year have inspired me so much that it felt as though there were not enough hours in the day for me to paint.  I did manage to finish this last piece.  I hope you enjoy the humor and whimsical style.  

Title:  Nouna Loves Cake

Medium:  Oil

Support:  Canvas 48 inches by 60 inches

I have painted Nouna many times throughout the years, she is definitely my muse.  Nouna in Greek means Godmother and I fondly remember my Godmother when I was a child.  I affectionately paint my memory of Nouna.  She was a lovely lady and someone I loved very much.

I will be exhibiting at KAABOO Delmar located at the Delmar Fairgrounds September 13th - 16th.  Tickets are still available at www.kaaboodelmar.com

September 22 - Redrock Motorsport out at Redrock Country Club Las Vegas NV www.redrockcountryclub.com

September 29 - 30th The Oaks Art Walk, Thousand Oaks, CA https://festivalnet.com/84894/Thousand-Oaks-California/Art-Shows/The-Oaks-Art-Walk

(posted on 4 Aug 2018)

Greetings all!  My recent trip to Belize for my daughter's wedding was truly an experience that allowed my imagination to travel as well.  

 

The Painting is titled:  Dreaming of Belize, I felt if there was a princess of the land she would resemble this painting.  There was a raw beauty of the land and the turquoise sea was a treat to explore.  The beautiful corals and aquatic life was abundant.  I am looking forward to my return to the beautiful country of Belize.

 

Title:  Dreaming of Belize

Support:  Canvas 24x36 presented framed

Medium:  Acrylic

For further information and pictures please contact me at info@nikijsands.com or text me at 702.499.3984

Future events:

Musical and Art festival Kaaboo Del Mar, Del Mar California September 14 -16, 2018

The Oaks Art Walk, Thousand Oaks California - September 29-30, 2018

Summerlin Festival of Arts, Las Vegas Nevada October 13 - 14, 2018

Music definitely is the universal language of the world.  Music has a way of getting people together in  a harmonious way.  I have recently travelled to Mexico City and San Miguel De Allende and even though my Spanish was limited I was able to enjoy the festive music that was a constant and beautiful sound.  Passionate and Colorful music was evident throughout both cities.   Please enjoy the Musician which will be available at the Reno Art Fest June 30th - July 1st in the Biggest Little City.  The festival takes place on Virginia st. between 4th and 6th street.  

Visit http://cwbevents.com/index.php/our-shows/reno-art-fest for further information regarding the Reno Art Fest.

Title:  The Musician

Medium:  Oil

Support:  Canvas 24x48 inches

(posted on 2 Apr 2018)

Spring is in the air even though some of the North Eastern United States is still experiencing winter.  I hope you enjoy my latest works.  Maybe it will encourage spring weather to us all.  

Title:  Bring her Flowers

Medium:  Oil 

Support:  Canvas 48x60 inches

Next Show will be this weekend in Texas!  

Go Big or Go Home!

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, Woodlands Texas

April 7 - 8, 2018

Booth 219

 

Stop by booth 219 and say Hello!

(posted on 16 Mar 2018)

A Light Exists in Spring 

By Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament. 

Title:  A Light Exists in Spring

Medium:  Oil

Support:  Canvas 30x40" 

Up coming Shows:  March 23 -25 Tempe Festival of the Arts - booth #1305

www.tempefestivalofthearts.com 

April 7 - 8th Woodlands Waterway Art Festival - Booth 219

www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

 

 

older blog items...