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Nikki Romney

WORKS AVAILABLE

Mother Nature distraught amid a dying planet, but ... don't worry, everything's gunna be alright (Bob Marley)

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

1220 x 870,  oil

The planet's burning, or drowning, or choking to death and Mother Nature's distraught ... 'but don't worry, 'bout a thing, cos every little thing's gunna be all right now'..   sings Marley.  A signature work, and it's taken more than two years to complete!

Are we evolving toward a more tolerant society where people can be whoever they choose?

WANNABE ME 

1220 x 820  - oil, graphite

This work explores the hope we're evolving to a point where people can be whoever they choose to be.   

Lady Liberty as a strong, self-assured, naked woman refusing to back down (Tom Petty) in the face of cancel culture.

LADY LIBERTY

930x820 - oil

Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett eventually succumbed to his many demons. Original artwork by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

CRAZY DIAMOND 

1500 x 600

oil, graphite, ink

Syd Barrett, legendary founding member of the brilliant Pink Floyd, loved painting flowers, but eventually succumbed to his many demons. 

Cannibalism was practiced among many cultures. Based on an 80s song.  Original artwork by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

I EAT CANNIBALS

800 x 600

oil, acrylic, ink

Inspired by Sting's old song with the Police, which asked if ''the Russian's love their children too".  Original artwork by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

JET PLANES & POPCORN BOMBS

700x550

Reality tv, or is it real?!

Inspiration for this painting came from the early days of Russia's war on Ukraine, where many of us gravitated to our televisions for the latest update - some sitting down with snacks. 

Taking Back New Zealand ... yes there are two paths we can go on. Painting by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

WE'RE TAKING BACK NZ

780 x 580

oil, mixed media

 "What do you think, we're taking back New Zealand!".  That was the news on the street in Nelson  2021.

Nikki Romney's take on current debate around Te Tiriti, including handpainted images of Te Pāti Māori co-leaders.

ONE LAW, ONE PEOPLE, ONE SONG

The song is Puha and Pakeha!

780 x 750 - oil & mixed media

Waitangi Day 2024  - The political lead up was interesting with our new coalition government. This is my satirical representation.,  

What we need is a great big melting pot ... original hit-maker Madeline Bell from Blue Mink in the foreground.  Painting by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

MELTING POT

1220 x 800

oil, graphite

Featuring Madeline Bell from Blue Mink, the original singer of a very popular song in the past.  Still popular today but banned in the UK.  It may be banned in New Zealand soon?  Shows what a fucked up mess cultural slights have become as we all become more integrated in a multicultural world.

Beauty and the Priest is the tragic, true story of Jeri's conversion therapy and family pressure.

BEAUTY AND THE PRIEST

610 x 610 oil/ mixed media

Self-portrait after being arrested for attempting to 'out' people inciting violence against her and other artists.

SELF-PORTRAIT AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN 2021

460 x 310 - NFS

The controversy,  arrest,  and eventual court case was fairly stressful at the time, but there was a positive aspect to it all.   It led to another conversation about cultural appropriation/appreciation.. and what are the boundaries.  Iwi were upset & angry, as was I.  Both of us fierce advocates for our strong held beliefs.

Goodbye Dr Seuss, suggesting the colour is going out of our children's worlds. Painting by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

GOODBYE DR SEUSS

550 x 450 (in progress)

Beloved children's books, cartoons, movies are being banned by limited thinking adults. Are we on the cusp of a Bland New World?

Silence like a cancer grows ... Nikki's Romney's take on an old classic. Painting by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

SOUND OF SILENCE

1220 x 800

People fear the consequences of speaking out,  but when the rest of us stay silent, the bullying factions only become stronger.

Culture wars are being staged around the globe, affecting individual liberties. Painting by Nikki Romney, Blacklist Art Gallery, leading Nelson Art Gallery-Studio.

FASHION CRIMINAL 

1000 x 700

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