About the Artist

International Award winning artist Rikki Fisher, lives in the beautiful Nimbin Valley in northern New South Wales Australia, with an arts practice influenced by her passion for wildlife.

Upon completing a Diploma in Art and Design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Victoria, Rikki began working as a Graphic Designer. At the height of her career she managed her own graphic design studio in Melbourne for 20 years. Upon selling the business in 2005 she was now determined to concentrate on her own artwork and refine her skills as an artist.

Working with a variety of media, much of Rikki's work has focused on the richness of Australian bird life. In 2012 after a trip to East Africa, Rikki's focus changed to African animals and works in the medium of 'scratchboard' to striking effect. 

Rikki has won National and International awards for her work and is recognised Internationally as a Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA). She conducts Scratchboard workshops for artists and teaches adult drawing classes for ‘Absolute Beginners’.

Exhibitions

International Society of Scratchboard Artists USA
Queensland Wildlife Art Society QLD
The Centre, Beaudesert QLD
Caldera Art Murwillumbah NSW
Wildlife @ Discovery ACT
Tweed River Art Gallery NSW 
Lismore Regional Gallery NSW
The Botanical Art Society of Melbourne, VIC
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia VIC
Camberwell Rotary Art Show VIC

2015 Solo exhibition - "Wild Moments" The Channon Gallery, The Channon NSW
2013 Solo Exhibition - "Stripes" The Channon Gallery, The Channon NSW

Awards 2017-2011

•  6th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Adelaide AUST
   Award For Excellence – Master Category 2017

•  WABA - Art of nature, ACT
   Best in Show 2016

•  WASA - Wild Awards, VIC
   Viewers Choice Award 2016

•  Nossal Art Exhibition VIC
   Highly Commended - Scratchboard Category 2016

•  Bentley Art Show NSW
   1st Prize - Anything other than Painting + People's Choice, 2016

•  5th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Arizona USA
   Silver Award – Master Category 2016

•  Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition VIC
   1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2016

•  Art Across the Ages - Berwick VIC
   Best Overall Artwork 2015

•  Nossal Art Exhibition VIC
   1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2015

•  4th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Maryland USA
   Bronze Award – Master Category 2015

•  Coraki Art Exhibition NSW
   2nd Prize - Drawing Category

•  WASA Wild Awards VIC
   Silver & Viewers Choice

•  Nossal Art Exhibition VIC
   1st Prize - Scratchboard Category 2014

•  3rd Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) NC USA
   Bronze Award – Master Category 2014

•  WASA - A Wild Encounter VIC
   Highly Commended

•  Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition VIC
   1st Prize - Scratchboard Category

•  Bentley Art Show NSW
   1st Prize - Animal Drawing Section

•  2nd Annual Scratchboard Exhibition (ISSA) Canada
   Gold Award – Open Category 2013

•  QWASI - The Centre, Beaudesert QLD
   Highly commended

•  Caldera Art Prize QLD
   1st Prize 

•  WASA - Wild Art Award VIC
   Silver & People’s Choice

•  WABA - Wildlife @ Discovery ACT
   Overall Highly Commended

•  Rotary Art Show Murwillumbah NSW
   Highly commended & People’s Choice

•  TURSA Art prize NSW 
   1st Prize - Domestic Animals and Wildlife Section

•  Bentley Art Show NSW
   Highly Commended - Bird Drawing Section