Niki McQueen

Head full of Sky:

Head in the clouds and feet on the ground,
She radiates peace.
Quiet falls all around.

A child of dark, she radiates light.
The stars in her eyes and peace in her heart.
In the darkest moments, her soul shines bright.

HEAD FULL OF SKY
Pen, Copic, Watercolour and Ink on Arches 300gsm HP
47.5 x 61 cm, Framed
R 6750

Artist Bio:

Niki is an artist, graphic designer and communications coordinator, with a background in Marine Biology. As our country went into lockdown in March 2020 and the COVID pandemic swept the globe, she rediscovered and developed an old technique of making art using solvent printing and mixed media that she learned at school. Under the psychological and emotional pressure of a world gone mad, she found a way of staying sane through making art. This art is a manifestation of an urgent, unquenchable need for the expression of years of unspoken truths.


She has always been drawn to the places and spaces beyond the mundane, and she draws inspiration from surrealism and magical realism. Themes in her work encompass psychology, fairy tales, whimsy, humour and the macabre. She uses stock and hand-drawn images to create compositions which express her fascination with science, anatomy, biology, conservation and the human mind.


She sold nearly 100 artworks during the lockdown period, through social media promotion, including a number of portraits and commissions. She participated in her first exhibition in Cape Town in December 2020, followed by the Coming Home exhibition at the Imibala Gallery in May 2021. She is proud to have been represented by the Art@Africa galleries in 2021 and has works hanging in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Graaf Reinet, Somerset West and Hermanus.


In August 2021, she placed in the top 40 finalists in the Vuleka Art Competition, with her work currently on display in the competition exhibit at the Art.b Gallery in Bellville, Cape Town.

Niki McQueen

If you are interested to purchase any of the Artwork on Display, contact the Gallery or click the link below:

CHANGING SEASONS – Opening 4th June @ 6 pm

Join us for the Opening of

CHANGING SEASONS Group exhibition

on

Friday 4th June 2021 at 6 PM 

Participating artist:

Participating Artists:

Jalaun Schultz, Tania Lockhart, Linda Gotlieb, Annette Du Preez, Jennifer Johnstone, Matthew Cooke, Bert Touwen, Sanet Visser, Jenny Dugmore, Maria van Graan, Pat Atkinson, Ince Maree, Jane Barnes, Melinda Brummer, Mark Sanders, Audrey Hickman and Diane White

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday 09h00 – 12h30 For more information contact the gallery
brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
– Wayne Dyer

Closed for lockdown – Open online

Due to the nation-wide lockdown, Bright Street Gallery will be closed for 21 Days. The good news is, we are open online, click the links below: 

Over the next weeks, the Essence of the Cape group exhibition online catalogue will be available to view on our website.

Bright Street Gallery thanks you for your continued support and wish you and your loved one’s health and safety in these turbulent times.

2-4 August 2019 – Online Art Auction – Catalogue

Bright Street Gallery is proud to present their second live online auction for 2019 to be held on 2-4 August 2019 via our Facebook page Bright Street Gallery – online Art auction.

Participating artist include: Shannon Philips, Melinda Brummer, Connie Blomerus-Heese, Alison Guy, Alisa Farr, Cornelia Alberts, Merissa Slingerland, Belita Burger, Andrew Mokgatla, Laurette van der Merwe, Diane White, Xenia Hulme, Isabella Visagie, Ronni Mileham

RULES AND PROCEDURE:

• HOW TO BID:

  • Click to Follow the link to our Bright Street Gallery – Live online Art Auction.
  • Click on the photo of the artwork and type the amount you would like to bid in the comment section below the artwork.
  • Bids must be higher than the reserve price. Your bid must be higher than that of the previous bidder by at least R50, to qualify as new bid.
  • The Auction starts at 12pm on Friday 2 August 2019 and ends strictly at 12pm on Sunday 4 August 2019.
  • Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Contact the Gallery on 021 851 2520 or email at brightstreetgallery@gmail.com
  • Price excludes postage. Postage or door-to-door courier can be arranged by the gallery at additional cost. Please note: Sometimes more than 1 person will bid at the same time, so after placing your bid refresh the page to see that your bid is indeed the highest bid.
  • If you don’t intend to buy the item, Please refrain from taking part in the auction. On Monday 5 August all winning bidders will be notified and payment procedure will be communicated. NB: Payment strictly within 48 hours after auction ends.

If you want to place a bid through the Gallery click on the button above and email the details of the work and your bid.

”I am grateful for all that I have” by Shannon Phillips Mixed media on canvas, 600x1200mm, unframed, R3000.00

Shannon Philips

Melinda Brummer

“After the Rain” by Melinda Brummer, Oil on Canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R1800,00

Connie Blomerus-Heese

“Brewing Breese” by Connie Blomerus-Heese, Oil on canvas, 600x490mm, Framed, R1000.00

Alison Guy

“Saunders Rock Sunset” by Alyson Guy, Oil on canvas, 530x630mm, Framed, R5000.00

Alisa Farr

“Wheatfields” by Alisa Farr, Charcoal on Fabriano Paper, 625x625mm, Framed, R5500.00

Cornelia Alberts

“Dream the impossible dream” by Cornelia Alberts, Photograph printed on canvas, 590x420mm, unframed, R1440.00

Merissa Slingerland

“After the Fire” by Merissa Slingerland, Acrylic on canvas, 1000mmx1200mm, unframed, R5000.00

Belita Burger

“Roots” by Belita Burger, Acrylic on canvas, 700x900mm, Unframed, R4290.00

Andrew Mokgatla

“Noordhoek plain air” by Andrew Mokgatla, Acrylic on canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R3000.00

Laurette van der Merwe

“ A Misty day” by Laurette Van der Merwe, Photograph printed on canvas, 300x450mm, unframed, R450.00

Diane White

“Berg River III” by Diane White, Acrylic on canvas, 420x590mm, unframed, R4000.00

Xenia Hulme

“ The Self” by Xenia Hulme, Colour on Silk, 410x465mm, Frame in French oak, R1800.00

Isabella Visagie

“My Boland” by Isabella Visagie, Soft Pastel on Paper, 420x590mm, Mounted, unframed, R600.00

Ronni Mileham

“Reflections” by Ronni Mileham, Acrylic on canvas, 800x800mm, unframed, R3500.00