Nikki Frumkin is easy to recognize in the mountains. She’s the lanky blonde with a giant piece of watercolor paper strapped to her backpack. When she reaches the summit, she takes out a handful of brushes and breath-mint tin full of paint, finds a comfortable rock to sit on, and starts painting furiously.
In Drawn to High Places, artist Nikki Frumkin balances chaos, power, and beauty in her watercolor paintings of the Pacific Northwest’s most dramatic mountain ranges, breathing a new life and sense of wonder into these landscapes we cherish.
SKINTRACK SKETCHES: ARTIST NIKKI FRUMKIN BLURS THE LINES OF ART AND ADVENTURE
Seattle-based artist Nikki Frumkin likes to do her work on the go. Her penchant for adventure takes her on multi-day forays into the backcountry in both winter and summer, with a piece of paper and a small watercolor set as her only tools of the trade. Interview by Louise Lintilhac
The 2018 Guidebook to Membership is themed The Changing Faces of AAC and features stories and photos by incredible changemakers in our community.
Nikki Frumkin: Mountain Artist"Detrás de la tinta y la acuarela hay una apasionada montañista y gran artista, quien lleva a cabo sus pinturas a través de las sensaciones y los colores que percibe estando en las alturas. Ella es la estadounidense Nikki Frumkin, quien con solo 27 años, ya ha podido complementar sus dos grandes pasiones para hacer de ellas un estilo de vida sustentable. Cree en el arte como una herramienta poderosa para conectar al ser humano con el entorno natural y producir cambios positivos."- By: Fran Undurraga Jiménez
These eight artists and climbers are drawing, painting, and creating art of wild places and wild adventures.
Women in the Mountains: Nikki Frumkin Paints in the snow"When Nikki Frumkin moved to Washington three years ago, she realized that some of the best and most beautiful places aren’t easy to get to. Her work is dreamy, full of rich colors, and often filled with starry skies."- By: Katie Cooney Read the whole story here
How I Took My Painting To The Trail
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"Sitting down on a sun-warmed rock to paint after a long hike is one of my favorite things to do. I love the feeling of really taking in the landscape and feeling the power of nature as I eat snacks and paint. When I sit outside to paint, I feel like all the hard work I did getting to where I am has even more meaning."
Art in the Mountains:
Behind the work of Artist and Alpinist Nikki Frumkin
"Mountains, Volcanoes and other high places. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, don’t be surprised to find Nikki sitting on her backpack surrounded by the snowy cascades and drawing in her sketchbook."
Why Paint From the Summit?
Nikki Frumkin isn’t doing it for sales. But for reasons of her own, the Washington artist climbs and paints from the top of mountains.
Exceptional women finding beauty in the habitual and fantastic alike
"Nikki Frumkin is an artist who explores the world around her with her sketchbook in hand. Drawn to open spaces, you will find her work full of lively landscapes, mountain peaks, and movement. She captures the spirit of the mountains with each brush stroke."