As a painters Niki Holmes has a developed sensibility in enabling process to define image and complex content. She explores the ‘wishes of paint’ as a subtle numinous medium, using intuition in tension with intention to inform the creative decision making.
Niki works uses mineral and jewel like pigments in interacting layers of paint as a physical and an emotive model of landscape. She evokes the tensions between natural processes and those of human action (cultural reverence, exploration, and exploitation) that shape landscape and our relationship to it, to form a sense of place.
In her most recent works, the ambiguous and contradictory relationships people have with nature have become her focus, together with how the trappings of contemporary life mediate experience, attachment, and valuing of an environment.
For we see the world not as it is, but as we are.
As a Theatre Designer and Scenographer – Niki Holmes works with Directors and other Production professionals to develop and manifest a shared vision, that creates sets that have a strong sense of place and a distinctive energy within which the Drama is prefigured or symbolised as it unfolds