Designer Spotlight: Meet Nikki HessJul 22, 2022
You know her by her fun and airy watercolor projects - time to learn a bit more about the artist behind the art!
How did you get started doing art?
I'm not sure I can remember back that far but I remember specifically being in art classes at a young age. At 10 years old my Dad handed me a gallon of white paint and 12 tints to mix up my own colors and paint a zoo mural on my wall. It was AMAZING to have that support for my creativity as a child.
What is your favorite medium to create with?
What is your favorite color?
Gosh do I have to pick one! Lately it's Coral.
What is the one thing you like to have nearby when you create?
Usually coffee, my corgi Beignet and a good podcast (or if it's raining outside, Scottish Music playing)
What most inspires you?
Nature and travel.
How do you push through creative ruts?
I let myself create something just for fun with no rules and no judgement. I swear to you, it works every time. Also walks outside - there is just something about the sun gracing my skin that calms me.
If you could only use 3 supplies for the rest of your life, what 3 items would you choose?
Paint brush, watercolor paint and watercolor paper
What's your one hot tip for learners?
Let yourself be a beginner at something. Everyone starts at the beginning and you can't expect your day 10 to look like someone's day 10,000.
Check out all of Nikki's tutorials here!