I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating, refurbishing, decorating or painting something!

I have lived in Melbourne most of my adult life, from the beautiful Dandenong ranges to the beaches of Mornington Peninsula.

Accompanying my background in Interior Decorating and Visual Merchandising within the Furniture, Interiors, and Homewares Industry, my large-scale ‘decorator art’ has been displayed and sold in furniture stores throughout Melbourne and Sydney for over 25 years.

Now calling MALENY home, on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, I am surrounded dually by ‘beautiful creatives’ and ‘creative beauty’!

My works, at home in modern interiors, are more than a subtle reflection of my passion for interior design. They disclose a fascination with colour and uniformity of design within nature; patterns replicated in sea and on land. The same patterns that we reproduce in our home embellishments. I often have these in mind when I paint. For instance, I can see my mini artworks sitting in creative vignettes on shelving or on a console alongside botanicals and organic objects.

I mostly employ negative space painting over textured layers of acrylic paint and pen, where the abstract forms of floral arrangements, meandering blooms and organic shapes are slowly revealed. Whilst my artworks are quirky and somewhat abstract, my application is deliberate and finely detailed.

One follower said of my artwork: these are so joyful! Your plants look really happy, like they are loving life’’

A perfect description and compliment of my work!


Acrylic on canvas

Name: Nikki Ellis
Address: 4/13 Bunya St, Maleny
Phone: 0407887747

More About Me

Eureka Furniture Mt Evelyn and Chirnside Park, VIC -(Owner/Interior Decorator)
Nicholas Design Mornington, Hampton VIC (Interior Decorator)
Cheryl Petersen Galleries -Somerville, VIC (Curator, BDM, Artist).
Gallery 88, Willoughby, NSW Solo exhibition (Merchandiser, Framing assistant)
Urban Rhythm: Nunawading, Richmond, Cheltenham – Shared exhibitor (Merchandiser)
ZHUSH Interiors – Mornington Peninsula VIC(Owner,Interior Decorator, Artist, Stylist)
Frame 88, Middle Cove, NSW (Exhibitor)
Secrets on the Lake Gallery, Montville QLD (Shared Exhibitor)
Stevens St Gallery Yandina QLD (Shared Exhibitor and Feature Artist)
Aspire Gallery, Paddington QLD (Shared Exhibitons, several)
The Joy Collective, Maleny QLD (Shared and Featured Exhibitor)