In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a vivid blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
If you're in Chicago this weekend, and you'd like to see more of Niki's aspen and birch paintings, please visit her booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.
57th Street Art Fair
Sat. June 7 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 8 • 10am – 5pm
Chicago, IL • on 57th St.,
between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.