Niki Cotton Art

Posted 29th August 2016 in Painting

three – a lucky number

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After receiving the most delicious Yves Klein blue I have been itching to get a chance to make something with it. So having built myself the best 3ft square stretchers and after doing all the putting on of the canvas and priming it etc I was lucky enough to get a spell of great weather Read More

Posted 27th August 2016 in Musings

that ugly thing that makes the world go round

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The green backed monster, the elephant in the room, the thing most of us have a really unhealthy relationship with….money. There are some amongst us who love it, who revel in talking about it and bow down to the god of moola and then there are the rest of us. We hate talking about it, Read More

Posted 26th August 2016 in Printmaking


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Lying in the sun whilst the kids where whirling around me a few weeks ago I had an image pop in to my head that I needed to make. One of those ideas that float about and you just happen to be there at the right time in the right place and boom you know Read More

Posted 22nd August 2016 in Other Stuff

sail with me

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These little boats may be a little whimsical but I love making them when I find the right pieces of wood washed up on the beach. It really doesn’t happen all that often but when it does I seem to home in on them nestled amongst the flotsam of the sea on the shoreline, patiently Read More

Posted 19th August 2016 in Painting

rinse out

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Do you own something that someone can see and instantly know what you do? That tell? Well apart from my constantly paint smeared clothes, phone and body I would say this mug sums what I do up quite well…. If I was to just leave it out somewhere that wasn’t my studio, anyone seeing it Read More

Posted 18th August 2016 in Musings


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I have been searching for a steer skull with enormous  beautiful horns for ages now. I wanted to gold leaf the ends of them but I kept coming back to the feeling that I think having a giant skull of a once living creature stuck to my wall would make me feel creeped out every Read More