Kindra Nikole is a Seattle-based mixed-media artist whose work draws on natural settings to create surreal, otherworldly images. Kindra manifests fantastical realities in her images, oftentimes with a hint of dark allure. Her works tend toward vibrant, rich colors and typically feature a solitary figure immersed in nature.

Kindra creates many of the sets, props, and costumes seen in her images. She then captures the intricacy of the moment with her trusty camera, Sir Didymus, and spends a great deal of time editing the image on her computer. The image is then printed onto gicl
ée paper and treated as her underpainting layer, which is mounted onto a wood panel. Kindra then embellishes the piece with acrylics and sometimes metal-leaf techniques, creating a unique, beautiful painting. Finally, Kindra glazes the entire piece with a resin coating, creating a lustrous, glasslike presentation which also seals and protects the image. 

As a native to the Pacific Northwest and avid lover of the great outdoors, Kindra's profound admiration of nature is harnessed as a foundation in all of her work. Kindra believes that the mystery and magic of nature is a boundless well of inspiration. Outside her passionate pursuit of art, Kindra enjoys yoga,  snowboarding, longboarding, hiking with her dog Ziggy, and reading.


Selected Publications:

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (printed interview & feature)
Vice (interview & feature)
My Modern Met (Instagram weekend takeover)

Faerie Magazine (cover & image features)
Juxtapoz Magazine (show feature)
47 North (book cover)
Fae Magazine (image features)
My Modern Met (interview & feature)
Miroir Magazine (magazine cover & interview)

Juxtapoz Magazine (image feature)
Hi-Fructose Magazine (image feature)
SF Weekly (image feature)

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (two image features)
My Modern Met (interview & feature)
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (interview & feature)
Actes Sud (book cover)
Arcangel Images (book cover)

47 North (two book covers)
Fae Magazine (magazine cover)

Miroir Magazine (magazine cover & interview)
DPI Magazine (magazine cover & interview)
Lenspeople (feature)
the house studios (feature)
GoodLight! (feature)
WhyTripod (interview)

My Modern Met (feature)
boredpanda (feature)
Nikon of Germany (feature)
Phlearn (weekend inspiration feature)

chasejarvis (interview)
Phlearn (weekend inspiration feature)
Kotaku (two features)