art – illustration – design

My name is Nikolai Bird. I am an artist, illustrator and designer. This is my online shop and gallery.

I spend my days in the world of digital design and my evenings putting ink on paper.

These days I see the visual arts very much the same way that I see music. I will fly off on a stroke, but I will always try to bring it back into a harmonious arc. A line is a chord and it can go anywhere. I can best describe my art as jazz or progressive music. It can be a bit random, a bit wild, but I always try to bring it round to a whole. Added to this is a definite fantastical element that I enjoy.

After selling over 1500 paintings worldwide, I stopped and did not return to the visual arts for a decade. Now I paint more than ever and relish the hours spent laying down ink and colour. These days I like a random and emotional style of painting. I like to go with the flow and see where it takes me.

I am thrilled when people buy my work, and I hope those that do find great joy from it.

Unless otherwise stated, all works are originals by myself and frames are not included. If a work is sold, you can always buy prints here.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.