“The joy of small things – the look on a client’s face when they see their photo of their dog/cat come to life … the pleasure of giving a painting to somebody as a gift and watching their face light up….”
“The idea of preserving a memory of a much loved pet who’s no longer with us…”
“I’m sad to see a painting leave the studio because I feel like I really know them…”
Nikki Attree is an artist, photographer and author living and working in el Medano, Tenerife, Spain.She graduated with a degree in photography from the University of Westminster, London, worked as a freelance photographer in the UK before moving to Tenerife in 2007, where she began making sculpture and painting with acrylics on canvas.
Along with her art work, Nikki also helps to promote the hardworking animal rescue centres in Tenerife, by producing calendars for them, and running social networking campaigns. Snr Gizmo
Her “Digital Dogs” images (some of which were produced for the 2011 calendar) celebrate Man’s Best Friend in a variety of quirky, fun and unusual settings: a skateboarding dog, a pooch making music on a laptop, a pup driving a truck …
She has published two books, co-written with her husband, Richard, and inspired by her work with the dog refuges and owning a rescue dog herself: ‘Nobody’s Poodle’ (published in 2013) and ‘Somebody’s Doodle‘ (2016) – both are available as paperbacks and e-books from Amazon.
Her work has appeared in galleries, magazines, and is available to buy from the London Art website. Her stock photos are available from Alamy and Photofusion
You can commission Nikki to create a unique portrait of a favourite animal. She specialises in painting dogs, horses, parrots etc in a colourful, fun style – working from photographs. You can contact her on facebook here or via the contact page