Naykii by Rene Van Der Spuy

Naykii’s Story

Who is Naykii? When I was little, friends couldn’t pronounce my name, René, and so I was called Naykii instead (pronounced Nay-key). Today I create a variety of artworks and items through my brand Naykii. Born and raised in South Africa (but calling Australia home since 1996); I currently reside in London, U.K. with my husband Matt, cat Jax and dog Lulu.

I create distinct eye-catching designs inspired by nature, travel and everyday experiences. My original, limited edition prints are carved and printed by hand on a press. Some prints are black and white; whilst others have color added with watercolor paint, paper or thread. Rather than discarding trial and imperfect prints I recycle and re-imagine them into one-of-a-kind collages, 3D artworks and other items.

More recently I have connected with my inner seamstress; making cushion covers inspired by my collages and prints. They are screen printed with water based ink onto heavyweight 100% cotton fabric with felt, buttons and hand-embroidery adding a special touch.

Many of my prints are particularly suited to nurseries, children’s rooms and those young-at-heart. I hope Naykii’s original prints will be treasured and perhaps passed on to the next generation and that other Naykii items become treasured keepsakes.

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