Painting and drawing is my way of processing and celebrating my immediate surroundings and experiences. I am constantly observing and rejoicing in those moments when for example the glow of the late afternoon sun hits the side of persons face lost in quiet reflection. I am interested in capturing beautiful, intimate and gentle human experiences through the interplay of light, shadow and colour. Ultimately I want the viewer to respond emotionally to my artworks and for that feeling to quietly linger.
Although art has always been a big part of my life, painting many murals and working as a primary school art teacher since 2002, it isn't until recently that I have decided to give greater priority to my own artwork and develop a professional practice. I hope you enjoy what I have been painting.

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2017 NCAT, Create course

2001 Melbourne University, Diploma of Education (Secondary - Visual Art) 2001

1997 Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art - Painting)



2018 Boxed-in. Glimpse Art Space, Northcote

2018 The importance of doing Nothing. Attaboy Roy Cafe, Fitzroy

2003 Where does the soul lie? Paintings by Nikki Sofra, Artholes, Fitzroy


2018 Small Works Art Prize Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2017 April Colours,The Fitzroy Art Collective, Saint Charlie, Fitzroy

2017 Create 17 - Found, Neon Parlour, Thornbury

2005 Linden Postcard Show, Domain House, South Yarra

2004 Self-portrait Show, Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy

2004 Woman Salon, Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy

1994 Classroom Connections 2, Cato Gallery, Wesley College


Choosing to list a small number of artists that inspire and influence me is like choosing a favourite colour, almost impossible and subject to change. Today the artists that come to mind are Margaret Preston, Joseph Wright and John Millais.

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