Niki J Sands Fine Art
A Figurative and Abstract artist

News and Announcements

(posted on 6 Feb 2021)

For the past 11 months we all have been isolated from our friends and even loved ones.  For some reason I have found  comfort in my ability to cook at home and experience eating with the same person day in and day out. That person would be my other half, he normally would prefer red meat but since I have  control of the kitchen  we have been eating a lot of fish, vegetables and trust me plenty of wine, which conveniently can all be delivered by a stroke of a computer key.  I think this painting can accurately represent my life these past 11 months.  
I hope you all remain safe and healthy and find the humor in this painting. Without laughter life would be unbearable, so please keep the laughter alive.

Title:  Dos Caras y Tres Peces

Medium:  oil

support: 24x24 canvas




(posted on 31 Dec 2020)
(posted on 31 Dec 2020)

A New year is just hours away and I believe we are all sitting on the edge of our seats awaiting 2021.

 2020 brought so many challenges to us all and I hope each and everyone is healthy and doing well.  

I just want to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year in 2021 and to thank you all so much for your support throughout the years.  

Supporting the arts in our schools and community brings us all hope, art can change the world and how people feel and think, without creativity and imagination we could not grow as a healthy community.   

~Welcome 2021~


"Gratitude is the open door to Abundance."

                                                          Author: unknown


Cheers to 2021!




(posted on 24 Dec 2020)


Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’ …

                                    Edgar Allen Poe




Wishing you all Happy Holidays and may 2021 bring peace, good health and happiness to you all.


warmest regards,


We are starting our traditional family time, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah and just being together.  Since we have this hiccup in our lives I have to still paint happy, brightness, togetherness and love.  These days we are experiencing are a temporary episode and will quickly pass.  Be kind to one another, respecting one another is critical during these times.  I don't think that it's too much for us to handle.  May my Poetic Garden bring you joy, peace and happiness.


 I am thankful for each and everyone, happy thanksgiving!






(posted on 15 Sep 2020)


I hope this email finds everyone healthy and in good spirits.  I hope you find some humor in this piece.  It is my figurative work using Cold wax, Oil, oil stick and collage.

The year 2020 has thrown us all off the tracks. I was thinking about people in the dating scene, how would one successfully find that eternal mate during a pandemic? Well, as they say nature has a way and I am sure what ever love is blooming in 2020 will last a lifetime. Oil, cold wax medium, oil stick, collage on 24wx36h canvas presented in a black float frame.  

Cheers to Dating!

Title:  The Art of Dating

Medium:  mixed media

Support:  24w X 36h Canvas



(posted on 26 Aug 2020)

Greetings art lovers!

I hope this email finds everyone healthy in mind body and soul.  It has been a challenging year so far and I send good thoughts to  you all.  


I have several mask selections with my art work.  I finally found a wonderful local Las Vegas company to print my art on masks.  They are hand washable, very comfortable and durable.  They are lined with a soft white lining. 

$23.00 each and includes shipping within the USA.  If there is something special you want done I will be happy discuss it with you.  Any design can be done.  

Please text me at 702.499.3984 or email  for your order.

Thank you!















(posted on 15 Aug 2020)

Greetings to you all and I hope this announcement finds you healthy and happy during these most difficult times.  

The year 2020 has been such a challenge on so many levels.  But as the saying goes, "When things get tough, the tough get going".   So on that note I decided to challenge myself and experiment with a new medium.  It is a cold wax medium that I use with mixed media.  It allows me to apply layers and create these beautiful abstracts.  I am also including figurative work into this process.  I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.  

Stay safe, healthy and happy!


Cold wax, oil, oil-stick, crayon, Acrylic and charcoal on 40x30 cradled birchwood.

Title:  Smile Me

Cold wax, oil, oil-stick on Birchwood 12x12 

Title:  You give me Butterflies

Cold wax, oil, oil stick, collage on Linen 48x24


cold wax, oil, oil stick, charcoal, oil pastel on cradled birchwood 40x30 

(posted on 4 May 2020)


      I hope everyone is healthy in mind, body and soul.  Social distancing and being isolated from loved ones has been most difficult.  I started this painting at the very beginning of this pandemic.  I had the canvas stretched 6 ft by 6 ft and delivered to my studio way before I even heard of the Covid19 or Corona Virus and definitely had family in mind and being together, sharing in love, food and drink to be painted on this massive canvas.    

     I have finished this piece and I can only hope and pray this will be us, as a community, as a state, as country and as a World  very soon, sharing in drink, friendship, food and most of all Love and Happiness.  There are many symbols throughout this painting....Music, people, nature, particularly the bees and hive which represent community and the way we should work together just as the bees do.  I have food and drink that we share and the white dove to symbolize peace.

     I wish everyone only the best of health both in body and mind.  We shall overcome this and be stronger together.  I hope you enjoy this painting and thank you all for your continuous support.  I appreciate any and all feedback. 

         Stay happy and healthy.

Title:  6 Feet of Love and Happiness

Acrylic on 72x72" canvas


(posted on 27 Apr 2020)

Greetings, friends and family!

I hope this letter finds everyone healthy and in good spirits.  Social distancing, closed businesses and lockdown is how we are living and life as we once knew it has been taken away.  Usually this time of the year I am at festivals and enjoying the outdoors, wonderful artists and striking up conversations with patrons of the arts.  I think the hardest part of this pandemic is not being able to hug your friends and family.  I am a hugger, so I am sending you all a virtual hug and hope you all stay safe.

I was able to hook up with a company and offer you these cool face masks.  So if  you want to be a little artsy out in public I am offering these  Face Masks with my art.  They are $20 each and include shipping.  They are taking about 2 weeks to fabricate and deliver.  If you are interested in purchasing these masks please text me at 702.499.3984 or email  

Thank you all!  May you all stay healthy in mind and body, we shall overcome this together.  XO. Niki

These are cloth face masks made from 100% polyester.    Each mask includes two woven, elastic loops for a one-site-fits-all fit.

IMPORTANT - These are not surgical grade masks, and they are not intended for any medical or commercial uses, whatsoever.   Our cloth masks are designed for everyday use to cover your nose and mouth when out in public.   We make no warranties that the masks prevent infections or the transmission of viruses or diseases.

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