MAY 6TH – 27THGallery Asna presents ‘Where Light Falls’, a two person exhibition by Kayla Martell & Nikki Tait.
Nikki Tait is a relief printmaker who was born in the UK but has made a home in West Cork Ireland more than two decades ago. She now works between West Cork and London, but it is the natural environment around Cork’s Seven Heads which provides much of the inspiration for her work.
After a former career as a journalist, Nikki studied at The Royal Drawing School and Heatherley’s School of Art, and her work has been exhibited widely in Ireland and England and North America, Japan and Australia. Her prints have been selected for both the “The Masters-Relief Prints” exhibitions in 2015 and 2019, organised by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and the “Impressions Print Exhibition” in Ireland.
Nikki is a member of Cork Printmakers and of the Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Suffolk. Her website – named after the townland where her studio is located in Ireland is
Kayla Martell lives and paints in the beautiful countryside of Wicklow, Ireland. She loves bringing to life the spirit and beauty of everyday things on the canvas and each painting is a little conversation between her and those special characters. Kayla’s paintings focus on maintaining dynamic and expressive brushwork. Her work focuses also on the love of light and mornings, which she captures in quirky compositions.
Kayla is a member of the Society of Women Artists and her paintings are regularly shown in exhibitions including The Royal Society of Oil Painters(ROI), The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Society of Women Artists(SWA), Dublin Painting & Sketching Club (DPSC), Graphic Society of Fine Art (GSFA), and others.