Niki Zahava is a professional actress and self-taught visual artist from Massachusetts.
“My art is inspired by music, nature, dreams, and random shapes on the wall. I am a professional actress and self-taught visual artist. My mom studied art and when I was 4 years old and living in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY; I found a box of her oil pastels and outlined the various shapes within the plaster on the walls throughout the apartment. Although my mother appreciated my choice in colors and creativity, she did not appreciate this exploration on the apartment walls and thus my career as a muralist ended.”
“My adult art journey began with digital pastels and digital blending stumps on an iPad. I began to incorporate a few drawing techniques I had learned as an undergraduate student and began creating art digitally. Meditating once again on shapes, art is a form of expression that I have found incredibly healing especially during the worldwide pandemic. It is a way to express the bubbling inside me and a tool that helps me stay present and focused only on shapes, color, sound, and the tactile sensation of the creaminess of the acrylics on my hands and on the pallet knife.”