Nikki Balfour is a Kelowna artist who has been dedicated to painting since 2005.
For Nikki, painting is not simply an exploration of light and colour; but an expression of freedom. Consequently, the years have been filled with the many challenges, discoveries, and joys of constant growth. Emotions and words are a continual source of inspiration and these often find their way into the freestyle and abstract techniques that have been a large part of her development as an artist. Nikki is passionate about exploring new subjects and is refreshed by discovering new creative outlets whether she is working in her studio or painting onstage with live music.
In addition to numerous independent shows and events, Nikki has been involved in various group exhibitions. Including; Art Walk (2007-2011), Lake Country Art Gallery member's shows, Vernon Art Gallery 'Visual Vernacular' & 'Exposed' group shows, and Sopa Fine Arts Gallery 'U8' show.
2013 Ecotone Art Exhibit, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC (juried)
2012 Bo.ttega Group Art Show, Kelowna BC (juried)
2012 33rd Annual Okanagan Artisans Guild Group Show, Vernon BC (juried)
2012 'Exposed', Vernon Public Art Gallery Member's Show Exhibition, Vernon, BC
2012 'Drift' Solo Exhibition, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC (juried)
2012 Waterscapes, Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna, BC (juried)
2011 Art On the Line, Graduate fundraising Auction, U.B.C.O. Kelowna, B.C.
2011 Eye Tunes, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC (juried)
2011 U8, Sopa Fine Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC (juried)
2011 2nd Annual Member's Show, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC (juried)
2010 Visual Vernacular, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2010 Gallery Grande, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC (juried)
2010 Under 100, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC (juried)
2010 Abstract Meets 3D, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC (juried)
2007 - 2011 Art Walk, Lake Country, BC (juried)
eVent Magazine, Cover, November 24, 2011
Vernon Morning Star, Cover, July 22, 2011
Visual Arts Committee, Bo.ttega Christmas Art Show, Kelowna BC
Visual Arts Committee, Lille Gard Festival, Kelowna BC
Arts Alive Jury, Kelowna BC
Bo.tegga, Kelowna BC
Works held in private collections in Canada, United States, and Australia.