Nikki Nesta


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


I enjoy hanging with my friends and family. Enjoying all the outdoor activities Oregon has to offer. I also started a small clothing line (Royal Bird Clothing Co.) that takes up a lot of my time.



Who are your biggest influences?


I won't say I have specific influences. I'm inspired by creative people and like to pull ideas  from music, books, pop culture and life experiences.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I just like being creative. I mostly work in spray paint but if the mood strikes me I'll use pencil, acrylics, water color, graphic design .....i kinda just go with the flow at the moment



Anything else you want to tell?


"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Bob Marley

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


I was born in Florida in 1982 moved to Portland, OR in 1997 and this is where I stayed!



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I grew up in a pretty artistic family, my grandma did oil paintings and my Dad had a talent for drawing just about anything. It wasn't until the unexpected passing of both my Dad and my Grandma that I truly tapped into my abilities and I felt compelled to continue in the family footsteps. 



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Bucky Lasek



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I like the well known Andy Warhol and Banksy, but I'm also a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Snik, and base45