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

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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