For over 30 years nik has lived in both the graphic and fine art worlds, exhibiting in public, private and ad-hoc gallery spaces. His creative work spans several disciplines, but has focused in recent years on Canadian landscapes. He is well-known locally for his interactive art pieces – a common sight at local outdoor festivals.
Thematically, his art explores the surface of the world as a mirror to the inner landscape, highlighting the fact that the most vivid realities of our lives are often hidden within impenetrable surfaces. In his own words:
“To experience a landscape is to feel a deeply spiritual sense of connection to one’s surroundings, and can lead to deeply personal, self-reflexive experiences that reinforce the complexity of our inescapable bond with our environment. It is only through quiet, careful contemplation of our place in nature that we can peel away the layers and take responsibility for our relationship to what we observe.”
Recently, his writing on nature has appeared in UTNE Reader, Alternatives Journal and The Goose.