NikkiBDavisImg_6GrayNikki Basch-Davis

Nikki began her art education in graphic arts, which she studied at the Bezalel Art Institute in Jerusalem. She continued her art education in London where she earned a National Diploma in Design. She discovered her true passion for painting at London’s Royal College of Art.

In the 1970s in California, she studied with Lundy Siegrist, son of Society of Six member. Louis Siegriest where she gained her interest in plein air painting.

The 1983 art show by Selden Gile, the spiritual leader of the Society of Six, renewed her passion for plein air painting. Painting with Jerrold Turner and later joined by Pam Glover and William Rushton created a strong bond and the beginning of “The Outsiders”.

Nikki currently teaches plein air painting in various workshops in the Bay Area. She resides in Benicia, California.