Brushstrokes by Niki

Guess what! The business now has its OWN site! Head on over to and check it out! In the meantime, keep an eye on this page for updates until the site is fully functional. Thanks, everyone!
ANNOUNCING: For all paintings $150 and higher ordered and paid for by May 31, 2012 (the day before Relay for Life), Brushstrokes by Niki will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society through Niki's Relay for Life fundraising account. Let's work together to increase the survival rate of anyone diagnosed with any cancer to 100%. No more untimely farewells for cancer.

*Disclaimer: I generally try to complete all paintings within one month, but please understand that a large number of requests (which I welcome) may push the waiting period back somewhat. Please do not let this deter you from taking advantage of this opportunity.

As I am also a part-time English instructor at a local community college, for now it is freelance work that I do on weekends, during semester breaks, and on slower afternoons and evenings. Over time, I hope to grow this into a full-fledged business, and I would be truly grateful, if you are not able or wanting a project for yourself, if you could help me spread the word by "liking" my Facebook page (the link is after the portfolios on this page) and mentioning it to friends and family that may have an interest in my doing a piece for them. I was incredibly grieved to give up art as a major and potential career in college due to unforeseen circumstances, and I'm overjoyed to have to opportunity to return to doing something I've always loved to do.

If you are interested in finding out more, please fill out the contact information in the form at the bottom of this page. No solicitors, please. Only contact me if you are interested in my doing a project for you.

Portrait options include:
*A variety of surfaces and sizes, including canvas, doghouses, wood, etc.  Keep in mind that the smaller the surface, the more difficult it is to accurately depict the subject.
*A choice of mediums, including oils, pastels, acrylics, graphite (pencil).
*At present, if you would like a "human" portrait, I am primarily keeping to graphite portraits; however, if you have your heart set on a painted portrait, I am ready and willing--it just may take longer than a painted dog portrait or a drawn human portrait, which will also affect price to some degree.
*Prices vary by project, materials, and time required, so contact me for pricing estimates with a description of your preferences so I can give you a more accurate estimate.

Note: I'm also a freelance writer and love writing, so if you would like to hire me to write a piece for you, contact me via the same channels.

Got a question? Check out the FAQs!

To get on our emailing list, head on over to the new site and fill out the form! I still operate everything manually, but this is going to be a big time saver.

Art Portfolio

Now available on my Flickr page! 

Finally, clients should fill out a form/contract before I begin your project (exceptions excluded), sign it, and mail it back to me (or deliver it in person) to the address I give you when I email you (or hand you) the form. Thank you!

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