"I wish I could say that my full-time work was art, (my dream), however, the reality is that I am an elementary educator, teaching grade six homeroom, as well as five elementary art classes at my school. I have been a teacher, since completing my second degree in Education, for over 11 years.
Art is, when I find or create time for it, my passion, hobby, the thing that gives me purpose. A good friend of mine and I created a local art club, Sketch Around YEG club, that began in the fall f 2018. This group is open to anyone, artists of any caliber, background, or medium. We meet monthly at local YEG sites to sketch together and share art ideas and tips, as well as our love for all things art. We’re not so much about critiquing one another as we are there to encourage and support each other in our quests for creativity. Our club, the things I’ve learned about the practice and process of art, and the friendships that have come out of our monthly meetings have been a light in my life, and something I am deeply grateful for." ~ Nikki