Nikki Brook translates the PNW terrain into atmospheric and abstract paintings rather than direct representations of the surrounding landscape. Through her paintings she hopes to evoke feelings, rather than expressing conceptual ideas. Her intent is to distill subjects down to their essential qualities, allowing space to create an evocative mood for viewers to feel and explore.
Her work is inspired by the wild natural world and anchored by a strong sense of design. She translates both elements into paintings with minimalist aesthetic. Much of her work is tonal or monochromatic with emphasis on gradations, light and space using transparent layers of acrylic and oil paints.