Nikki Tompsett is a painter living and working in Folkestone. She graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Painting, then went on to receive a MfA with distinction from Reading University in 1999.

She co-founded Todds Gallery, Hastings 2006 to 2009, The School Creative Centre, Rye (Visual Arts Co-ordinator) 2009 – 2013, and was Creative Quarter Co-ordinater at Creative Folkestone 2013 – 2019.

Her practice explores the edges of her painting, concentrating on playful sculptury/fabricy things. Grabbing more or less an hour here or there to make, fast, thoughtful, delicate and tough objects that hang or fall