'Niki Pilkington is a Welsh illustrator producing highly charged, trend inspired fashion portraits, gaining her a client list which includes TOPSHOP, Ted Baker, Sir Paul McCartney & MTV. Specialising in portrait commissions from around the world Niki Pilkington's playful yet highly detailed style feeds off the everyday people & places she sees, focusing mainly on fashion and the people who wear it.
Widely known for combining her love of phrases, idioms and beautiful quotes into her pieces (often in her mother tongue - Welsh) she tells a multi-layered story through each piece. Whether in clear view, hidden or disguised, the illustrations and their meanings are created to take you on a fairy-tale journey.
Her contemporary aesthetic adorns the walls of private collectors homes and galleries, as well as the pages of numerous books and magazines. Since graduating with a 1st class hons degree in 2007 she's undertaken all kinds of varied commissions including window design/dressing, live drawing events, commercial work, clothing design, animation and workshops.'
Niki's solo exhibition, 'Dathliad' (Celebration) is at Plas Glyn y Weddw from May 15th to July 10th, 2022
Dathliad (Celebration) is a reflection of Niki's appreciation of Welsh culture and to celebrate the influence the Welsh language has on her art, intertwined with her unmistakable love of neon.
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